The ISWT Award is aimed at activating and enabling local communities to come up with grassroot conservation solutions, build sustainable livelihoods through effective shark conservation. We fund two types of initiatives:
CONSERVATION INTERNSHIPS. For the current collection, we’re working with Maldives National University and MWSRP on the selection of candidates.
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP for shark and ocean conservation. We’re especially interested in initiatives that are financially self sustaining, but open to projects that tackle awareness and broader conservation issues.
“The ocean is the single most valuable resource for us... I had no direct field work in science and conservation except doing some coastal clean ups before I joined the internship, but over the course of 3 months I fell in love with everything underneath the surface! I've grown a passion much stronger than I had for anything before and it has changed my path."
Abdul Basith Mohamed
MWSRP In-Field Coordinator, Former Intern