Hurawalhi Maldives to celebrate World Wildlife Day

3rd March is UN World Wildlife Day, a day to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of issues that impact wildlife. Located amidst one of the planet’s most biodiverse ecosystems, Hurawalhi Maldives will be joining in the celebrations this Friday with a series of events and activities aimed at showcasing the magnificence of surrounding coral reefs, while at the same time taking the opportunity to emphasise how vulnerable our environment is.


Prodivers and the Marine Biology Center invite you to join a special World Wildlife Day snorkelling excursion that will not only allow you to see one of the most beautiful coral reefs in Lhaviyani Atoll, but also include a 30-minute presentation on coral reefs prior to the trip; Sebastian Steibl, PhD student from the University of Beyreuth in Germany will give a talk about the significance of coral reefs and the importance of their protection. Sebastian is currently conducting research on the correlation between hermit crab shells and the health status of coral reefs in Lhaviyani Atoll.


Lisa, Hurawalhi’s resident marine biologist, needs your help with naming a juvenile green sea turtle! We’ll introduce you to one that’s currently up for adoption and invite you to help us name it. The winning name is to be selected through a lucky draw from all suggestions submitted in comments below the relevant photo on the resort’s Facebook and Instagram pages. Tune in on Friday, 3rd March, for a chance to have your very own turtle in the Maldives!


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