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October 2021

La Belge qui veut protéger le plus grand poisson du monde


This article from La LIbre is about Stella Diamant, a Belgian biologist working to protect whale sharks in Madagascar. Tourism is an argument for their survival, she thinks. (French)

October 2021

New study values Madagascar Whale Shark Tourism at $1.5 Million amid calls for stronger protections


A new study published in the journal Tourism in Marine Environments has valued the whale shark tourism industry in Madagascar’s Nosy Be for the first time, with the three-month season worth $1.5 million USD to the local economy.

October 2021

Madagascar: les requins baleines de Nosy Be, cadeau de la nature et atout touristique


La Radio France Internationale (RFI) talks about our latest paper on the socio-economic value of whale sharks (French)

October 2021

Madagascar Whale Shark Tourism Brings Millions – Can It Help Protect These Endangered Species?


A new study published in the journal Tourism in Marine Environments has valued the whale shark tourism industry in Madagascar’s Nosy Be for the first time, with the three-month season worth $1.5 million USD to the local economy.

September 2021

This Is What Interacting With Whale Sharks In Madagascar Taught Me


2019 volunteer and freediving athlete Simona Auteri speaks about her experience at MWSP

July 2021

Faune marine en danger : le cri de détresse des acteurs de la conservation de Nosy Be à Madagascar


RTBF (Belgium's first news channel) features an article about the project with interviews from Stella Diamant, Bruno Benjara and Jeremy Kiszka (French)

December 2020

Madagascar Whale Shark Project


Stella did a short interview with Ocean Innovators on Zoom

August 2019

Léa, écovolontaire auprès des requins baleines


Project Coordinator Léa talks about her experience as a volunteer for MWSP (French)

August 2019

Big Fish, Little Knowledge


Project Founder Stella speaks to sustainable clothing company Finisterre about the project

July 2019

Madagascar : 300 requins-baleines observés à proximité de Nosy-Be


An article about whale sharks identified in Nosy-Be, Madagascar by the MWSP (French)

July 2019

Les requins baleine de Madagascar: un nouvel espoir pour l'espèce ?


An article written by founder Stella Diamant with pictures by photographer Gaby Barathieu on the French platform for science, Futura Sciences (French)

June 2019

Stick To The Code


An article about the code of conduct established by the MWSP

May 2019

Snorkelling with Whale Sharks in Madagascar


An article by writer Meera Dattani about her first encounter with a whale shark in Madagascar for the website Light Foot Travel

May 2019

International Whale Shark Conference V


Stella Diamant presented both an oral presentation and a poster at the conference amongst whale shark experts, taking place in Ningaloo in Western Australia.

April 2019

A Big Fish Called Enzo


Enzo, one of Nosy Be’s regular whale sharks, graces the cover of Prime Magazine, Air Madagascar’s in-flight magazine, in addition to another 8 pages about the project in the April Issue

March 2019

Swimming with giants in Madagascar


Journalist Martin Fletcher writes about his visit to Nosy Be and swimming with whale sharks

Madagascar emerges as whale shark hotspot


BBC News covers our newest paper.

March 2019

Unlocking The Mysteries Of The Whale Shark


The MWSP is featured on BBC Earth in Blue Planet Live, a programme that explores the health of our oceans

March 2019

Les Belges du Bout du Monde


Stella Diamant is interviewed by Adrien Joveneau from the Belgian radio station La Première RTBF on the programme “Les Belges du bout du monde”(French)

March 2019

Swimming With Giants in Madagascar


Journalist Martin Fletcher writes about his visit to Nosy Be in The Telegraph Magazine

March 2019

Vivacité Grandeur Nature


Project Leader Stella is on Belgian radio RTBF on the programme “Vivacité Grandeur Nature”

February 2019

[Woman in the spotlight] Stella Diamant and the Whale Sharks Conservation


‘Woman in the spotlight’ article on Fedactio about Stella’s work

December 2018

A Madagascar, une biologiste belge sensibilise à la protection des requins baleines


Project Leader Stella Diamant and educator Bruno Elio Benjara are on Belgian television RTBF (French)

October 2018

Participer à un programme scientifique précis


Our volunteer program is featured in "Plongez! Magazine" (French)

September 2018

Whale Shark Season


Simon Pierce’s gorgeous pictures and Stella Diamant’s words in Air Madagascar’s "Prime Magazine"

August 2018

Where the Whale Sharks Are


Divernet features our latest research

July 2018

Reshaping Whale Shark Tourism in Madagascar


Melissa Hobson writes about MWSP's code of conduct in Oceanographic Magazine

July 2018

Shark People


A feature on Stella's work in the famous Diver Magazine as part of "Shark People"

May 2018

Madagascar emerges as hotspot for endangered whale sharks


This article is about the newly-identified hotspot for whale sharks in Madagascar

May 2018

A la rencontre des requins baleine de Madagascar


French National TV channel TF1 features the MWSP on the 8PM News (French)

Madagascar un hotspot pour le requin baleine, le plus grand poisson du monde en voie d’extinction


Madagascar's newspaper La Tribune de Madagascar talks about our latest work

May 2018

Movements and habitat use of satellite-tagged whale sharks off western Madagascar


Our first publication is released in the journal Endangered Species Research. The study was widely covered by news outlets around the world, including: BBC News, Ecophiles.com, Dive magazine, Oceanographic magazine, Phys.org, Madagascar Tribune, FIU News, Lonely Planet, Mongabay.com

May 2019

Madagascar: Plonger Responsable Avec Les Requins Baleine


Project Founder Stella Diamant wrote a four-page article about sustainable tourism and the code of conduct in the French magazine "Secrets de Plongée" (French)

March 2018

Marine Megafauna Foundation


You can read more about our partner Marine Megafauna Foundation‘s work about whale sharks, including our 2017 results, in Dr. Simon Pierce‘s yearly 2018 report.

December 2017

The Madagascar Aventure


Emirates Diving Association did a feature about Madagascar and our work in their magazine Divers for the Environment following photographer Simone Caprodossi’s visit in October 2017

December 2017

Madatrek plonge avec les requins baleine à Nosy Be


This video is about a family of four travelling across Madagascar, known as Madatrek, and their experience with whale sharks in Nosy Be (French)

November 2017

La saison des requins baleine à Madagascar


Antenne Réunion from La Réunion Island came to film the project (French)

November 2017

Prime Magazine


The code of conduct featured in Air Madagascar’s own in-flight magazine, Prime

September 2017

Setting up your own project – lessons learnt from the Madagascar Whale Shark Project


An article aimed at inspiring conservationists written by founder Stella Diamant, published on the conservation-careers job portal.

May 2016

International Whale Shark Conference IV


Stella presented our preliminary results from the 2015 season at the International Whale Shark Conference IV in Doha, Qatar (English)

October 2021

La Belge qui veut protéger le plus grand poisson du monde


This article from La LIbre is about Stella Diamant, a Belgian biologist working to protect whale sharks in Madagascar. Tourism is an argument for their survival, she thinks. (French)

October 2021

New study values Madagascar Whale Shark Tourism at $1.5 Million amid calls for stronger protections


A new study published in the journal Tourism in Marine Environments has valued the whale shark tourism industry in Madagascar’s Nosy Be for the first time, with the three-month season worth $1.5 million USD to the local economy.

October 2021

Madagascar: les requins baleines de Nosy Be, cadeau de la nature et atout touristique


La Radio France Internationale (RFI) talks about our latest paper on the socio-economic value of whale sharks (French)

October 2021

Madagascar Whale Shark Tourism Brings Millions – Can It Help Protect These Endangered Species?


A new study published in the journal Tourism in Marine Environments has valued the whale shark tourism industry in Madagascar’s Nosy Be for the first time, with the three-month season worth $1.5 million USD to the local economy.

September 2021

This Is What Interacting With Whale Sharks In Madagascar Taught Me


2019 volunteer and freediving athlete Simona Auteri speaks about her experience at MWSP

July 2021

Faune marine en danger : le cri de détresse des acteurs de la conservation de Nosy Be à Madagascar


RTBF (Belgium's first news channel) features an article about the project with interviews from Stella Diamant, Bruno Benjara and Jeremy Kiszka (French)

August 2019

Léa, écovolontaire auprès des requins baleines


Project Coordinator Léa talks about her experience as a volunteer for MWSP (French)

August 2019

Big Fish, Little Knowledge


Project Founder Stella speaks to sustainable clothing company Finisterre about the project

July 2019

Madagascar : 300 requins-baleines observés à proximité de Nosy-Be


An article about whale sharks identified in Nosy-Be, Madagascar by the MWSP (French)

July 2019

Les requins baleine de Madagascar: un nouvel espoir pour l'espèce ?


An article written by founder Stella Diamant with pictures by photographer Gaby Barathieu on the French platform for science, Futura Sciences (French)

June 2019

Stick To The Code


An article about the code of conduct established by the MWSP

May 2019

Snorkelling with Whale Sharks in Madagascar


An article by writer Meera Dattani about her first encounter with a whale shark in Madagascar for the website Light Foot Travel

May 2019

International Whale Shark Conference V


Stella Diamant presented both an oral presentation and a poster at the conference amongst whale shark experts, taking place in Ningaloo in Western Australia.

April 2019

A Big Fish Called Enzo


Enzo, one of Nosy Be’s regular whale sharks, graces the cover of Prime Magazine, Air Madagascar’s in-flight magazine, in addition to another 8 pages about the project in the April Issue

March 2019

Swimming with giants in Madagascar


Journalist Martin Fletcher writes about his visit to Nosy Be and swimming with whale sharks

Madagascar emerges as whale shark hotspot


BBC News covers our newest paper.

March 2019

Swimming With Giants in Madagascar


Journalist Martin Fletcher writes about his visit to Nosy Be in The Telegraph Magazine

February 2019

[Woman in the spotlight] Stella Diamant and the Whale Sharks Conservation


‘Woman in the spotlight’ article on Fedactio about Stella’s work

October 2018

Participer à un programme scientifique précis


Our volunteer program is featured in "Plongez! Magazine" (French)

September 2018

Whale Shark Season


Simon Pierce’s gorgeous pictures and Stella Diamant’s words in Air Madagascar’s "Prime Magazine"

August 2018

Where the Whale Sharks Are


Divernet features our latest research

July 2018

Reshaping Whale Shark Tourism in Madagascar


Melissa Hobson writes about MWSP's code of conduct in Oceanographic Magazine

July 2018

Shark People


A feature on Stella's work in the famous Diver Magazine as part of "Shark People"

May 2018

Madagascar emerges as hotspot for endangered whale sharks


This article is about the newly-identified hotspot for whale sharks in Madagascar

Madagascar un hotspot pour le requin baleine, le plus grand poisson du monde en voie d’extinction


Madagascar's newspaper La Tribune de Madagascar talks about our latest work

May 2018

Movements and habitat use of satellite-tagged whale sharks off western Madagascar


Our first publication is released in the journal Endangered Species Research. The study was widely covered by news outlets around the world, including: BBC News, Ecophiles.com, Dive magazine, Oceanographic magazine, Phys.org, Madagascar Tribune, FIU News, Lonely Planet, Mongabay.com

May 2019

Madagascar: Plonger Responsable Avec Les Requins Baleine


Project Founder Stella Diamant wrote a four-page article about sustainable tourism and the code of conduct in the French magazine "Secrets de Plongée" (French)

March 2018

Marine Megafauna Foundation


You can read more about our partner Marine Megafauna Foundation‘s work about whale sharks, including our 2017 results, in Dr. Simon Pierce‘s yearly 2018 report.

December 2017

The Madagascar Aventure


Emirates Diving Association did a feature about Madagascar and our work in their magazine Divers for the Environment following photographer Simone Caprodossi’s visit in October 2017

November 2017

Prime Magazine


The code of conduct featured in Air Madagascar’s own in-flight magazine, Prime

September 2017

Setting up your own project – lessons learnt from the Madagascar Whale Shark Project


An article aimed at inspiring conservationists written by founder Stella Diamant, published on the conservation-careers job portal.

May 2016

International Whale Shark Conference IV


Stella presented our preliminary results from the 2015 season at the International Whale Shark Conference IV in Doha, Qatar (English)

March 2019

Unlocking The Mysteries Of The Whale Shark


The MWSP is featured on BBC Earth in Blue Planet Live, a programme that explores the health of our oceans

December 2018

A Madagascar, une biologiste belge sensibilise à la protection des requins baleines


Project Leader Stella Diamant and educator Bruno Elio Benjara are on Belgian television RTBF (French)

May 2018

A la rencontre des requins baleine de Madagascar


French National TV channel TF1 features the MWSP on the 8PM News (French)

December 2017

Madatrek plonge avec les requins baleine à Nosy Be


This video is about a family of four travelling across Madagascar, known as Madatrek, and their experience with whale sharks in Nosy Be (French)

November 2017

La saison des requins baleine à Madagascar


Antenne Réunion from La Réunion Island came to film the project (French)

March 2019

Vivacité Grandeur Nature


Project Leader Stella is on Belgian radio RTBF on the programme “Vivacité Grandeur Nature”