A new study from the Marine Megafauna Foundation reveals that manta rays are worth millions to Mozambique.
Using data from 478 tourist expenditure surveys, 15 stakeholder surveys, and yearly diver statistics, the foundation determined that manta ray tours have a direct economic impact of US$34 million annually. Without manta rays, between $16.1 and 25.7 million would be lost each year.
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