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Gili Lankanfushi Just Launched a Marine Biology Center

[SPONSORED CONTENT] In honor of World Ocean Day, the resort’s Gili Veshi will help promote research and conservation initiatives.

Published on Jun 12, 2017

With sea temperatures rising and industrial development spreading around the globe, it’s more important than ever to protect the biodiversity of our oceans. While plenty of resorts talk about doing just that, there are a few that go the extra mile to nurture the ecosystem that surrounds them. Gili Lankanfushi, an eco-luxe oasis in the Maldives, has always been a leader in conservation. Their coral line project was the first of its kind in the island nation and has had a remarkable positive impact on the local reefs. To mark World Ocean Day on June 8, 2017, the resort launched Gili Veshi, a state-of-the-art research and marine conservation center. This unique facility engages guests of all ages by showing them how to get involved and do their part for the planet.  

Adult nature-lovers can embark on diving missions to examine the health of the local coral, pick up litter from the reef, or remove invasive Crown of Thorns starfish. Those who wish to help without taking the plunge can volunteer to contribute to the center’s research efforts or to plant carbon-sinking seagrass. Meanwhile, children and aspiring marine biologists can learn all about sustainability and the oceanic eco-system through a variety of fun, interactive activities.  

Guests at the resort on World Ocean Day paddled out en masse to the lagoon to celebrate a brighter future for the world’s largest ecosystem. 


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