Rationale for Protecting Manta Rays (Manta birostris & Manta alfredi) in Mozambique
Manta rays are iconic species important for global marine heritage. They are also recognized as globally threatened species by the IUCN- listed as vulnerable to extinction. The coast of southern Mozambique has been identified as the most important aggregation site for both recognized species of manta rays in Africa. These gentle giants represent economically important drawcards for coastal tourism with a current estimated value of the US$12.7 million per year in direct revenue to dive operators in the Inhambane Province and an overall direct economic impact (including associated tourism expenditures) of US$39.5 million annually.
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- Biodiversidade Marinha
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