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Welcome to the Feridhoo Coral Restoration Project Maldives

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It was Charles Darwin who first realized this about corals.

He noticed that corals rolling around under his ship quickly turned white and died, but by securing the loose coral to a piece of bamboo pounded in the sand they would survive.

For this he is credited with being the first coral restorationist. 

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The importance of the coral reef

Coral reefs cover only 1% of all the oceans but hosts 25% of the marine life.

It is one of the most important and threatened ecosystem in the world. Why?

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  • Coral reef guarantees biodiversity.

  • Coral reefs provide shelter, spawning grounds, and protection from predators.

  • They support organisms at the base of ocean food chains.

  • Coral reefs absorb wave energy and contribute to the reduction of coastal erosion. 

  • Coral reefs provide shelters for fish communities.

  • Coral reefs contribute to sustain local fishermen which totally depend on reef communities.

  • Coral reefs attract millions of tourists every year.

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  • Pollution

  • Growth of water temperature 

  • Habitat degradation

  • Human activities

  • Agriculture

  • Costal development

  • Diseases

  • Industrial and destructive fisheries

  • Extreme weather events

Contact
Coral Restoration Project Feridhoo Maldives

Noohiri Diving Center 09060 Feridhoo,Maldives

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