It’s Freedom Time and environmental freedom is at the top of the agenda at Cora Cora Maldives. Respecting the marine ecology and environment that surrounds Cora Cora Maldives is key and to fund the protection of the Atoll Marine Centre, the five-star resort, donated 30,000 MVR to create awareness and aid with the conservation of turtles and the ocean overall.

The ocean covers more than 70 percent of the surface of our planet and the need to protect the waters across the globe are vital for survival. Not only is Cora Cora Maldives committed to the protection of the wildlife that inhabits the waters surrounding the island, and it is also dedicated to the removal of waste in the ocean. A monthly activity for Cora Cora’s staff is to visit a nearby uninhabited island and take away the waste that washes up on its shores. The last beach clean eliminated over 40kg of rubbish from the shoreline and beyond. It doesn’t end there, Cora Cora then sorts the waste and sends plastic to Parley on Male for it to be sorted into the different categories (PET 1,2 and 5) for recycling and is then shipped off to be repurposed into a variety of articles such as shoes, sunglasses, and shopping bags via collaborations with Adidas and Cleanwaves.

The ecological practices implemented by Cora Cora Maldives are positive. In addition, the resort has adopted a turtle, aptly named Hope. Sadly, Hope is unable to survive in the wild due to a deformation on her shell she incurred as a hatchling. Hope lives at the Atoll Marine Centre and Cora Cora’s adoption enables her to receive appropriate and necessary medical care, medicine, and food for her entire life. Hope represents the hope and dedication that Cora Cora Maldives holds, to protecting the species for decades to come.

Education is vital when it comes to the protection and conservation of the oceans and the marine life which inhabits them. Cora Cora Maldives has produced a presentation, compiled by its expert environmentalists detailing how to rescue turtles caught in ghost nets and highlighting the importance of saving turtles. The presentation also informs guests on the different species of turtles found in the Maldives, what the biggest threat to their population is, and what needs to be done to protect the magnificent creatures. 

A donation page has been founded for the Atoll Marine Centre to help fund its stellar work in the protection of the oceans and the turtles that inhabit them. See below: