This data is added to their global database, which is one of the biggest turtle databases in the world. Through Photo-ID, the Olive Ridley Project scientists can better understand migratory and nesting patterns of different species of turtles. This allows them to create more efficient conservation strategies to protect not only Olive Ridleys, but all species of sea turtles which are all endangered.
The Maldivian reef manta population is the largest population of reef mantas in the world, with over 50,000 photo-ID sightings.
We work with Manta Trust by sending them photo-ID sightings, in order to contribute to their ongoing research to better understand patterns of behaviour within the Manta Ray population of the Maldives.
We contribute to the Shark Watch programme by providing data on the types of sharks found near our resorts as well as numbers during sightings. This data helps researchers to learn more about shark populations as well as behavioural patterns.
Travellers who book Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu can unlock special rates & perks on Kind Traveler upon a $10 donation to the Olive Ridley Project, helping to rescue and rehabilitate injured sea turtles in the Indian ocean. 100% of the donation is given to the charity creating a triple win amongst the traveller, charity, and us.