Cora Cora Maldives’ Mission to Protect & Increase Marine Ecology Awareness

Cora Cora Maldives' Mission to Protect & Increase Marine Ecology Awareness

Cora Cora Maldives understands the importance of caring for the oceans and not only for its guests’ benefit. The luxury resort is on a mission to help protect the marine ecosystem surrounding it and in addition to donating funds to create awareness for turtle conservation, they’ve also found ‘Hope’.

The ocean covers more than 70 per cent of the surface of our planet, and the need to protect the sea is vital for survival. Cora Cora Maldives understands this and is firmly committed to protecting the wildlife that inhabits the waters surrounding the island and removing waste in the ocean.

They don’t just say this as part of a greenwashing exercise. One of the monthly activities for Cora Cora’s staff is to visit a nearby uninhabited island and remove any waste that washes up on its shores.

The last beach clean eliminated over 40kg of rubbish from the shoreline and beyond, and it doesn’t end there. Cora Cora then sorts the waste and sends the waste plastic to Parley on Male for it to be sorted into different categories (PET 1,2 and 5) for recycling. Following the sorting, it is shipped off for repurposing into a variety of articles such as shoes, sunglasses, and shopping bags via collaborations with companies such as Adidas and Cleanwaves.

A view of the beautiful house reef by the resort

Cora Cora Maldives wants to lead by example with their ecological drive. In addition to helping keep the sea clean, the resort has adopted a turtle they’ve named Hope. Sadly, Hope cannot survive in the wild due to a deformation on her shell she incurred as a hatchling. She lives at the Atoll Marine Centre, and Cora Cora’s adoption will enable her to receive appropriate and necessary medical care, medicine, and food for her entire life. Hope represents the dedication that Cora Cora Maldives holds to protecting the species for decades to come.

One of the marine conservation meetings at the resort

Education is vital when it comes to the protection and conservation of the oceans and the marine life which inhabits them. Cora Cora Maldives has produced a presentation compiled by its expert environmentalists detailing how to rescue turtles caught in ghost nets and highlighting the importance of saving turtles.

The presentation also informs guests about the different species of turtles found in the Maldives, the biggest threat to their population, and what is necessary to protect the magnificent creatures.

The team with a giant cheque

To help fund the protection of the Atoll Marine Centre, the five-star resort, donated 30,000 MVR (see above) to increase awareness and aid with the conservation of turtles and the ocean overall.

A donation page has been founded for the Atoll Marine Centre to help fund its stellar work in the protection of the oceans and the turtles that inhabit them. See below:

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