It’s not just something we say – Coco really does care about the unique ecosystem and culture we inhabit.
The Maldives faces increasing environmental and social challenges, as its popularity grows. We play our part by reducing waste and managing essential waste in an eco-friendly way. We also hire local talents and, wherever possible, choose environmentally sustainable products and services. Our resident Marine Biologist implements education, conservation and research programs. This work is proving so valuable that we have also recently established a Marine Biology Centre. We are also certificated Gold by Travelife – a global sustainability scheme that recognises meaningful sustainable actions.
Beyond what we can do ourselves, we partner with and support initiatives that we believe make the biggest lasting positive impact to our corner of the world. The Olive Ridley Project is a registered charity that our guests and we support through donations. Their mission is to actively remove discarded or lost nets from the ocean known as ghost nets. These nets entangle and injure Sea Turtles. The team rescue the tangled turtles, record the type and location of net, rehabilitate the turtles if they need help, at the Turtle Centre, at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, and then sets them free.
Keep an eye on our Coco Cares blog for news on how we’re doing.