Little Eco-Warriors Visit Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu

Mar, 19 2019

On March 2nd, Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu hosted students from Thulhaadhoo School for an educational session on sustainability, nature conservation, and marine biology. The students were hosted by our Marine Biologist who held an interactive workshop about the various types of coral found in Baa Atoll, the threats facing coral reefs, and the importance of protecting the Maldivian shark population. 

Following a refreshing lunch provided by our Executive Chef, the students were introduced to the environmentally-friendly, plastic-free amenities and practices used and adopted by our housekeeping team. During their back of the house tour, the students also visited our Eco Lab to chat to our carpenters and engineers about the benefits of using sustainable materials over plastic. 

Undoubtedly, the highlight of the day was the tour of the Marine Turtle Rescue Centre, hosted by the Olive Ridley Project veterinarian, Dr. Claire Lomas. The students got to meet the turtle patients while Dr. Lomas talked to them about their injuries and the marine debris which threatens the natural habitat of our reptilian patients. 

The students ended their day with a guided snorkeling session around the House Reef to apply their newly acquired knowledge about the aquatic world.