Trees A Crowd

Dr Guy Stevens: Guarding the Big Blue’s Gentle Giant

May 16, 2019 Season 1 Episode 9
Trees A Crowd
Dr Guy Stevens: Guarding the Big Blue’s Gentle Giant
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Trees A Crowd
Dr Guy Stevens: Guarding the Big Blue’s Gentle Giant
May 16, 2019 Season 1 Episode 9
David Oakes
Show Notes

Dr Guy Stevens is the CEO and co-founder of The Manta Trust. An experienced marine biologist and expert in conservation, he set up the Maldivian Manta Ray Project in 2005. Working closely with the Maldivian government to establish protective measures and educate against targeted fishing, his project eventually grew and now stretches across the oceans. In this episode, Guy explains how his hobby turned into a reality; from breeding tropical fish in his sister’s fish tank to swimming alongside dolphins and sharks in the Maldives. He shares his thoughts on the intelligence of fish, the multiple mysteries of the Manta and highlights his concerns about sustainable tourism driving the Maldivian economy.