October 2012 – Our environmental programmes have been recognised in the prestigious Condé Nast World Traveler World Savers Awards 2012 and Travel & Leisure’s 2012 Global Vision Awards.
January 2012 – Saifa, the young female Olive Ridley turtle, was found entangled in a fishing net suffering from minor lacerations and buoyancy problems due to stress.
December 2011 – Two injured turtles have been rescued this month.
2011 – On 26 June, the Landaa Giraavaru dive team found an injured female Olive Ridley turtle entangled in a fishing net close by Hanifaru bay. They rescued it and brought it back to the marine biologists here at the MDC. This new patient had already lost one front flipper and the other one was deeply lacerated. Watch our video of Juno – a recap of the story, ending with her release back into the ocean.
November 2011 – Dwindling sea turtle populations across Maldivian waters have prompted Four Seasons Resorts Maldives to take action to help safeguard the world’s oldest existing reptiles. This government-endorsed initiative works to increase awareness of turtle conservation, safeguard nests and rear turtle hatchlings until they are big and strong enough to protect themselves in the wild.
September 2011 – 127 Green Turtle hatchlings emerged from the sand of Landaa Giraavaru island. Watch this video to see what happened next …
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