Adaaran Resorts Maldives launches coral research project
Adaaran Resorts Maldives has launched a research project involving coral replanting.
The group’s strong sustainability practices have always aimed at caring for the environment and giving back to the planet we live in. Its longstanding sustainability journey began with the Green Dive in 2016, which saw the signing of a sustainability pledge under the waters off Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi.
Adaaran is back again with another worthy venture!
During the downtime in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Adaaran is making the most of the luxury of time by engaging in sustainability activities to save our precious oceans.
The new coral replanting project was launched on June 5, to coincide with the World Environment Day and World Oceans Day, which fall during this month.
Discarded beds and iron trees were dressed carefully in selected and nurtured corals. Selection of the corals took a number of months as it required extensive research on the house reef and lagoon.
The project is led by resort base leader Andi, and research for the project is conducted with the support of Adaaran’s official dive partner, “Dive Point” Dive with Friends.
Andi has nine years of experience in the waters of the Maldives, and his work experience spans across Europe, Egypt, the Philippines and Mexico. He is immensely passionate about corals and is in constant search of the best ways to regenerate corals in a sustainable manner.
“Corals are very sensitive and beautiful creature that can be found under water and each coral behaves in their own unique way, in tandem with the ever-changing environment,” he said.
“We help them to grow and multiply while using different ways to fix corals. The selection process of these corals took quite a while and this included aspect of research on the house reef and lagoon. Soft and leather corals we give dead corals and reef stone as a solid substract and metal cages for the hard corals. We believe that continuous monitoring is the key to the success in their growth.”
Adaaran, a subsidiary of Sri Lankan conglomerate Aitken Spence, runs five resorts in the Maldives: Adaaran Club Rannalhi, Adaaran Select Meedhupparu, Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi and Adaaran Prestige Vadoo.
Aitken Spence has also recently opened a new property in the Maldives under its Heritance brand, Heritance Aarah.