You Can Adopt Coral Reefs In Maldives While Enjoying Your Vacation; Here’s How

Coral Reef
by Anupriya Mishra

For those who aren’t aware, coral reefs are some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world of oceans. As it happens, coral polyps help in the formation of a coral reef ecosystem under the water, which is also often referred to as the rainforest of the same. While they are absolutely mesmerising to look at, they also happened to be quite valuable to the earth’s ecosystem as support many species in the marine environment. So, what if we told you that you can save these precious coral reefs in the Indian Ocean while you holiday at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa? That’s because we’re here to do just this.

Adopt A Coral Programme


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Due to rapid development projects, coral reefs are in a lot of danger around the world. However, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa is certainly doing its bit to save the coral reefs in the Maldives. Yes, for this, they teamed up with Reefscapers in 2020 to start a Coral Propagation Programme, which aims to restore the coral reefs by placing coral frames around the resort’s house reef. This process will, in turn, help in rejuvenating the reef and also allow the guests to see their coral grow over time. It’s a noble cause since the reefs in the Indian and Pacific oceans have been impacted by water pollution and man-made developments.

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How Can You Help?


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However, the best part about this program is that you can also do your bit to save the coral reefs. All you have to do is simply adopt a frame and with your help, the folks here will able to transplant it with healthy coral fragments and gently place it in a dedicated growth area. After this, you will receive a unique reference number and photos will be uploaded every six months to the web page that will allow you to monitor the development of your coral reef. As it happens, so far, they have transplanted a total of 50 coral frames around the resort. So, if you plan to stay at the Sheraton in Maldives, you can also partake in coral fragment plantation activity that helps in promoting reef habitats and even generating new coral alongside knowledgeable marine biologists.

So, the next time you plan to go to Maldives, don’t forget to do your bit to save the coral reefs.

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