Gili Lankanfushi appoints Sarah Davies as new Marine Biologist and Environmental Officer

Gili Lankanfushi has welcomed a new Marine Biologist and Environmental Officer, Sarah Davies.

With a degree in Marine Biology and Oceanography from the University of Plymouth, followed by a masters in Biodiversity and Conservation from the University of Exeter, Sarah is a well-versed expert in the conservation of marine life.

Her undergraduate training included the study of animal behaviour, marine mammal physiology, ecology, physical and chemical oceanography and marine and coastal environment assessment and management. Following this, her postgraduate study involved scientific surveying, sampling, coral reef management, climate change and habitat management strategies.

Having worked in Mexico for Global Vision International as a Marine Science Officer and Divemaster between May 2010 and August 2012, Sarah’s experience led her to train volunteers in marine survey work and analyse the data collected. She also gained proficient knowledge of Caribbean fish, coral, invertebrate and algae species identification. Besides this, Sarah was involved in environmental outreach and awareness with local communities, fishermen and hotels as well as running the turtle monitoring programme during nesting season.

Her next placement was as a marine biologist with Seamarc at Four Seasons Resorts Maldives, where she was involved in delivering science presentations to guests, guiding daily snorkelling trips, sea turtle rehabilitation and assisting the coral restoration project.

Most recently, she has been working as a marine biologist and dive guide with Azalea cruise in the Maldives, where she has delivered presentations on the marine life of the Maldives, guided daily dives and assisted the cruise director with daily schedules and logistics.

“Bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and experience, we look forward to have Sarah take us to greater heights in our sustainability efforts and to continue preserving our natural habitat at the resort,” an announcement read.

Set on the private island of Lankanfushi in the North Male Atoll, Gili Lankanfushi Maldives is an intimate coral island in a sparkling lagoon, with jetties threading across the water out to spacious villa accommodations, where ultimate privacy can be found. This luxury resort is just a 20-minute speedboat ride from the main Velana International Airport.

At Gili Lankanfushi, an idyllic personal hideaway is one of 45 spacious, rustic overwater villas crafted from natural wood and glass. A palette of sparkling blues paints the horizon, the ocean stretching to infinity wherever on the island. The open design, with indoor and outdoor living space, allows guests the freedom to be themselves, the sound of the sea and warm breeze soothing all senses.

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