There are numerous other marine conservation programs in the Maldives which have been effective at protecting and rehabilitating the ocean's ecosystem. Below are some prominent ones:
The Sustainable Fisheries Resources Development Project - Launched in partnership with the World Bank in 2017, the Maldivian government have set out to improve the management of fisheries in the country. As a result, they've put into effect the Maldives Fisheries Act in 2019, though more efforts are ongoing.
The #Protect Maldives Seagrass Campaign - This is a social media launched by the Blue Marine Foundation to engage with the public to call on resorts to preserve the seagrass around their resort island. Seagrass provides a host of benefits including storing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen, besides being a natural habitat for many creatures.
Turtle Conservation - Five of the world's seven turtle species call the Maldives home, and to protect them, the government has banned the catching, killing, importation, and sales of all sea turtle species, including turtle products. There are also multiple government-approved turtle conservation centres and programmes around the nation.
The natural beauty that you see around many of the Maldives' hotels and resorts have been preserved thanks to the various marine conservation efforts in the country.
At Club Med Kani and The Finolhu Villas, we strive to do our part to provide sustainable tourism in the Maldives and ensure that our guests have the best time of their lives. If you're planning a holiday in the beautiful Maldives soon, do check out Club Med or get in touch with us!