Coral reefs are essential for the survival of marine life and the underwater eco-system in Maldives. A few years back the El Niño effect caused a spike in water temperatures around the gorgeous coral reef atolls of Maldives. This resulted in almost one-third of the archipelagos coral reefs to suffer bleaching and death. Today, however, the nation has managed to reverse this effect by nursing coral reefs back to life.
If you want to get involved in coral conservation choose a resort that offers such adoption programmes that gives you a chance to get hands-on experience. In order to preserve the coral reefs in Maldives, many measures have been taken and implemented by the local government as well as Maldives villas established in most islands such as Kuramathi Maldives. One of the effective measures that have been successfully implemented by some resorts is the coral adoption programme carried out with the expertise of marine biologists and scientists.