We raise money

to develop enduring conservation solutions from pioneering research
to nurture local conservation action and education
to champion international protection
to inspire a new generation of Ocean Guardians

Who are we?

Ocean Giants Trust is an international conservation charity, which protects the ocean’s largest and most threatened marine species, and their biologically important habitats.

What do we do?

Responding to the global threat of extinction to some of the most iconic species on the planet, we believe that only through integrating international research, with local marine conservation and education will Ocean Giants survive and thrive.

Who do we work with?

Working exclusively with both internationally renowned scientists, and local project partners we offer a new, refreshing and more effective approach to the understanding and protection of Ocean Giants.

Support Ocean Giants Trust

If you would like to donate to the ongoing work of Ocean Giants Trust, please give here to help us in our mission to save Ocean Giants from extinction.

Whether you set up a monthly payment or want to make a single donation, your support will help to enable projects that focus on research and education that drives the conservation of marine megafauna species.

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  • Our friends at @marinemegafauna published a new #WhaleShark paper where they detail using a “biological passport” to monitor movements in the Western Indian Ocean. .

The used 1240 whale shark photo IDs and 304 stable isotope samples, and found most sharks stayed within a few 100km of home. 
Check out their new paper - the link is in their bio.
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#oceangiants #research #nonprofit #marinebiology #marineconservation #bigfish #oceans #whalesharks #newresearch
  • BREAKING NEWS: Satellite Tag Study Reveals Philippine Waters are Incredibly Important for Endangered Whale Shark

@lamaveproject‘s latest research publication has been published in the journal PeerJ. 🦈🦈🦈
The study is a collaboration between LAMAVE, @marinemegafauna and Tubbataha Management Office @lifeintubbataha and to date, it is the most complete tracking study of whale sharks in the country, with satellite tags deployed on different individuals in multiple sites.

Check out the video on @lamaveproject’s Facebook page. 
For more info on the research and to access the publication head to www.lamave.org/news/publication-satellite-tracking-whale-sharks 
#conservation #oceangiants #whaleshark #Philippines #research #sharkweek #sharktagging #LAMAVE #MMF #TMO
  • ❗️Exciting announcement❗️ The University of Plymouth @plymuni is joining forces with OGT to create a series of exciting new opportunities for its marine students.

The partnership will award a series of scholarships through which students will be able to complement their studies with work for charities in locations such as Mexico, Mozambique, the
 Philippines and Tanzania. 🌏

Five scholarships will be available each year to students on the University’s Marine Biology and Conservation undergraduate programmes.

OGT seeks to develop enduring conservation solutions from pioneering research, to nurture local conservation action and education, to champion international protection
 and to inspire a new generation of Ocean Guardians.

Through the scholarships, students will get the chance to work with these partners:

@marinemegafauna 
@mantamexicocaribe 
@lamaveproject 
Sea Sense 
For more information, please go to our website and click on News, or copy the link below. 
http://www.oceangiantstrust.org/news/students-offered-the-chance-to-help-protect-giants-of-the-oceans

#marinebiology #marineprotection #marineconservation #oceangiants #scholarship #partnership
  • Every toothbrush you have ever used still exists somewhere in the world.

Plastic Free July is a chance to give your best effort to reducing your use of single-use plastic (the kind you use once and throw away). This could be as simple as asking for no straw in your drink, taking a keep-cup with you to your local coffee shop and avoiding heavily packaged foods in the supermarket. 
If you want to take it a step further, you can invest in a personal reusable straw, a bamboo toothbrush, and for you ladies, reusable cups, sponges or pads. 
Every little decision to move away from plastic and towards more sustainable alternatives makes a difference to the ocean and the planet.

#plasticfreejuly #saynotoplastic #choosetorefuse #savetheoceans