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Ghost Net Awareness 2013

Ghost Net Awareness 2013

Ghost nets are a big problem that can entangle and cause the deaths of many types of marine animals. So we have started a new project this month, to collect data on the nets that we find drifting in Maldivian waters, with the hope of identifying their SE Asian origin.
Now UPDATED with news from August.

World Environment & Oceans Days – June 2013

World Environment & Oceans Days – June 2013

Join us as we celebrate Environment Day (June 5th) and Oceans Day (June 8th) with a series of activities, including reef & beach clean-ups and a special treasure hunt !
Enjoy our photo slideshows and video of the activities – on land and under the sea !
Now updated with Kuda Huraa’s activities.

Fish Lab – Special Volunteer Wanted !

We have some new arrivals at our Fish Lab this month and a re-populated Touch Tank is proving very popular with our younger guests – check out our fun timelapse video !
We also needed a special volunteer for an unusual task in our marine aquarium …

Au Revoir, Oliver !

Au Revoir, Oliver !

We’re delighted to announce Oliver’s safe return to the ocean following a two-month stay in Landaa Giraavaru’s Turtle Rehabilitation Centre.
Check out the latest photos and watch our new video of his release !

UK documentary crew BasementVision to film at KH

UK documentary crew BasementVision to film at KH

January 2012 – The multimedia production company BasementVision are shortly to commence filming at Four Seasons Kuda Huraa.
“Rainforests of the Ocean” is a documentary film, which celebrates the conservation efforts of a nation under attack from the world. These low laying islands are bearing the brunt of the rising sea levels we all hear about, but what is happening to the humans that call this place home?

Documentary on Reefscapers wins International Award

Documentary on Reefscapers wins International Award

January 2012 – Local Maldivian film-maker Aminath Najeeb has won an international film award for her documentary entitled ‘No Coral, No Maldives’. The film, which was completed in 2011 in conjunction with local TV channel MNBC1, describes some of the environmental challenges that face the Maldives. See the complete short documentary film here.

Video : injured turtle rescued (Juno)

Video : injured turtle rescued (Juno)

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.

Video : false killer whales

Video : false killer whales

On 8 November 2011, around 300 false killer whales were spotted, cruising with bottlenose dolphins a few hundred meters south of Landaa Giraavaru. It was a fantastic sight, and quite a rare one too – enjoy the video clip we made.

President Nasheed inaugurates Marine Discovery Centre

President Nasheed inaugurates Marine Discovery Centre

9 October 2010 – Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru was honoured to welcome the President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, on October 9, 2010, to inaugurate the Resort’s pioneering Marine Discovery Centre (MDC).
The MDC showcases the Resort’s different environmental projects, including coral reef propagation, manta ray conservation, and fish culture, and is run in partnership with Maldivian environmental consultancy, Seamarc Pvt Ltd.