Access denied when submitting adoption

What Wildbook are you working in?
Manta Matcher

What is the entire URL out of the browser, exactly where the error occurred?

Can you describe what the issue is you’re experiencing?
I am trying to name a manta for adoption, but I cannot submit the form as it says I don’t have access to do that. But one of my role on MantaMatcher is ‘adoption’

My roles on MM:
MM:Indonesia-Nusa Penida
MM:Indonesia-Raja Ampat

Can you provide steps on how to reproduce what you’re experiencing?
Make the adoption live on Manta Mather by following the link: MantaMatcher.

If this is a bulk import report, send the spreadsheet to with the email subject line matching your bug report


Hi @argeswaraj

Adoptions are currently disabled across all Wildbooks while we address some underlying bugs with it. That’s why you’re seeing the access denied error in the meantime.

Can you also let me know where you found the prompt to adopt the manta?

Hi @anastasia,

Noted on the adoptions. Thank you.

The URL to adopt the manta was given to me by my team leader (she ‘saved’ the link specifically for adoptions, and we just change the encounter number according to the manta individual).

Ah, that makes sense. Thanks for letting me know.

I’ll be sure to make a post in Community once adoptions are opened up again for all Wildbooks.

Hi @Anastasia Do you know approximately when Adoptions will be enabled on all Wildbook platforms again?


I’m sorry; we don’t have a timeline yet. I still plan on updating Community when that changes.