Project Manaia

is creating Marine Conservation

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First of, thank you for your help in our cause! You will be amongst the first to get a hold of all our updates and also be in the loop for our lens updates right here on Patreon keeping you up to date on location and mission at all times!
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About

WHO IS PROJECT MANAIA


We are a small but growing Ocean Conservation NGO based out of Austria (but obviously never there). 
After few successful years in the Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar we shifted our focus back to Mediterranean waters! We sourced a 43 foot Sailboat for Research in the Mediterranean sea. Lots of Marine Biologists have great ideas on their mind and simply lack the chance to turn in into a reality. 
The idea is that people with a project on hand but no funding can join us on board SV Independence and run their projects from there. We supply the home, the equipment and resources (with YOUR help) and they can do what they trained to do: SCIENCE - and as a bonus for you, our Patrons we will take the fancy science and put it into easy to understand videos for the whole world to see (and you will be among the first to do so!)
And THIS is what we did with YOUR support in the first season in the Mediterranean!


With your support we can help Biologists and researchers run the projects they are passionate about at sea! On a shoestring budget!
And the list of successes continues!
  • First sound recordings of Striped dolphins in the Adriatic
  • First sightings of thought to be extinct species in the Adriatic (Species yet to be revealed ones the paper is out)
  • assisting in the creation of 2 Marine Protected Areas
  • Establsihing the first Coral Nursery of the Andaman Sea
  • First Cetacean Research Program covering 3 of the Mediterranean Seas
  • Creating a network of Dive bases throughout the Med for Invasive Species observations
  • and soon: YOUR Project


WHY PATREON

During all our Expeditions we keep documenting what we do publicly on our Youtube Channel as well as right here on Patreon, adding a few extra videos and images especially for our Patrons!
Patreon gives us the chance to share with the world what we do and gives YOU the chance to appreciate what we do as well as show your support for our work. It's kind of like inviting a friend for a beer in a bar, because he had a rough day or did something good and you feel like he deserved it. It is that settle pat on the shoulder.

And really, the believe of our Patrons in our work makes us keep going and push further! Thanks a lot to our already existing Patrons and to all the ones to come!
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$216 of $350 per month
Being a small scale NGO with Patreon as our main income source hitting the 350 per month would be a major worry off our chest in terms of having some security. With this we can make sure to keep the Team aboard well fed and possibly even cover a stay in a Marina here or there
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