Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu has welcomed a group of students from Irushadiyya School this early October.
These enthusiastic students were the winners of the World Environment Day competition organised by the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, and Technology which aimed to tackle plastic pollution through visual storytelling in line with this year’s theme “Solution to Plastic Pollution”.
Coco Collection awarded the students of Irushadiyyaa School, S.Maradhoo a stay at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu with a chance to experience wildlife and sustainability initiatives along with a tour of the Olive Ridley Project Marine Turtle Rescue Centre. The students got to meet the turtle patients at the centre as well and speak to the Olive Ridley Project team to learn about the dangers faced by marine turtles and what steps are taken to protect them.
As coral reefs are the backbone of our environment, young visitors were invited to contribute to its Coral Garden during their stay. With the guidance of the resort's Marine Biologist, Rosalie, these students participated in the long-term project by coral planting in its reef nursery. This is aimed to improve the coral diversity and to offer the corals a better chance at survival by affixing naturally damaged coral on the man-made frames.
Coco Collection hopes to continue to empower the next generation, and welcome more such aspiring conservationists from across the Maldives to Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu to learn more about sustainability.
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