Maldives Whale Shark Research Program (MWSRP) with Reethi Beach Resort Kickstarts Groundbreaking Survey and Education Initiatives in Baa Atoll

PUBLISHED June 17, 2023 | updated June 17, 2023 21:26

For the second consecutive year, Reethi Beach Resort is delighted to partner with Maldives Whale Shark Research Program (MWSRP) with the support extended by the resort’s parent company, SC Capital Partners Pte Ltd. MWSRP will undertake an extensive research project aimed at surveying the Baa Atoll for whale sharks in the first phase of their collaboration, studying their behavior and habitat, and engaging key stakeholders in educational activities.

As part of this exciting venture, MWSRP, and Reethi Beach Resort Maldives will work hand in hand to conduct comprehensive surveys to better understand the population and movement patterns of whale sharks in the Baa Atoll. This vital data will provide valuable insights into the conservation efforts and protection of these magnificent creatures.

Moreover, a key component of the program is community involvement and raising awareness among local communities, including school children. MWSRP, in collaboration with Reethi Beach Resort, will organize interactive workshops, presentations, and educational activities to engage and educate the local population about whale sharks and their importance in the marine ecosystem.

The initiative will provide a unique opportunity for visitors at Reethi Beach Resort to participate in guided excursions led by MWSRP with the support extended by Ocean Fanatics in their efforts to survey and study whale sharks. Guests will have the chance to contribute to ongoing research, observe these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat, and gain a deeper understanding of their behavior and importance to the marine ecosystem.

"Reethi Beach Resort Maldives is dedicated to sustainable tourism practices and the conservation of marine life," said Denise Schmidt, General Manager of Reethi Beach Resort. "Our collaboration with MWSRP aligns perfectly with our commitment to environmental stewardship and will offer our guests a unique and enriching experience."

The Maldives Whale Shark Research Program and Reethi Beach Resort Maldives invite visitors, local communities, and stakeholders to join hands in this crucial endeavor to protect whale sharks and ensure the long-term sustainability of the Baa Atoll's marine ecosystem.

As part of the collaboration with MWSRP, along with Reethi Beach Resort, SC Capital extends its support beyond the Maldivian archipelago in globally supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of 2030


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