The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, in partnership with Reefscapers Maldives, celebrated World Earth Day 2023 by organizing First-Ever Local Resort and Community Coral Restoration occasion within the Maldives in collaboration with Dh. Kudahuvadhoo Council and Dh. Atoll School Eco Friends Club. The occasion aimed to unfold consciousness among the many youth and area people on the rising threats to coral reefs and the significance of defending this important ecosystem in Maldives.
The occasion included an consciousness session carried out by the resort’s Marine Biologist Ms. Hazel Araujo for a bunch of 17 college students from Dh. Atoll School. The college students participated in getting ready two coral frames with 130 fragments of corals, which had been then deployed in the home reef of Dh. Kudahuvadhoo.
“We are delighted to have collaborated with Dh. Kudahuvadhoo Council and Dh. Atoll School Eco Friends Club for this significant occasion. Through this occasion, we hope to encourage the following technology to turn into stewards of our oceans and to take motion to guard our coral reefs.” mentioned Mr. Mohamed Athif, Director of Human Resources of The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort.
“I really consider the youth within the Maldives has nice potential to assist restore the coral reefs in Dh. Kudahuvadhoo, they’re inventive, sensible and dedicated to take part in environmental points and it’s our job then to offer them the chance to do it. It was an honor to satisfy these younger ocean leaders and I’m excited to proceed this undertaking and see native collaboration take motion for the coral reefs” -Hazel Araujo, resident marine Biologist at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort.
The occasion additionally included a seashore cleanup exercise, the place contributors collected and disposed of plastic waste to cut back the unfavorable impression of plastic on the marine surroundings.
“This is among the many initiatives that has been deliberate by The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort in our sustainable journey. We just lately launched Fen, our signature in-house bottled water, our coral restoration partnership with Reefscapers and a 2-tonne composting plant. We are excited and looking out ahead to extending related partnerships with different islands and hopefully begin a bigger motion” as per Harish Nair, Resort Manager, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort.
The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort is dedicated to sustainability and has been actively concerned in coral propagation and conservation efforts within the Maldives. The resort has deployed over 40 coral frames with over 3000 coral fragments within the resort’s home reef.