Caring for corals in the Maldives | RobbReport Malaysia

Caring for corals in the Maldives

According to the World Wildlife Fund, 27% of the world’s coral reefs have already been lost to climate change and pollution. If the current rates of destruction continue, 60% of the world’s coral reefs will be destroyed over the next 30 years. Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaruis working to prevent this with its Reefscapers Programme. While staying in one of the resort’s 103 overwater and beach villas, guests can help marine biologists build coral frames at the resort’s state-of-the-art Marine Discovery Centre. The centre also features a refurbished aquarium, a clownfish breeding program, expeditions with the Manta Trust conservation organization and a rescue center for injured green turtles. PADI-certified guests can also dive with the scientists to help install underwater frames and attach new strains of pocillopora verrucosa — chosen specifically for its resilience to rising ocean temperatures. So far, Landaa Giraavaru scientists and guests have installed more than 3,000 coral frames in the Indian Ocean.

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Published September 16, 2017