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Gili Lankanfushi and marine life

September 24, 2020 Headline News, Hotel Feature No Comments Email Email

The Eco-Luxury Resort is committed to minimizing its ecological footprint by implementing sustainable initiatives such as reducing energy and water consumption and effective waste management.

Gili Lankanfushi works closely with EarthCheck, the world’s leading scientific benchmarking, certification and advisory group for sustainable travel and tourism, and received Silver certification in 2017.

Marine Biology and Nature Conservation

Two dedicated marine biologists work at the resort and support the ambitious Coral Line project. The aim is to protect and replenish the island’s house reef, preserve biodiversity and to alleviate periods of coral bleaching. The project started in 2014 and today the nursery has 160 coral ropes. Each of these ropes consists of 50 small coral pieces attached to a five-meter long rope which suspended from a frame five meters below the surface of the ocean. The growth of each coral fragment is closely monitored over a period of three years before it is carefully transplanted to the house reef. All data on coral growth is recorded in a master database and published online at lines.lankanfushi.com. Gili Lankanfushi’s coral nursery is very successful and the Gili Veshi team works closely with marine biologists in the Maldives to advise and help replenish the coral nurseries of other islands after coral bleaching occurs.

Seaweeds are considered the lungs of the ocean and are a vital part of the local ecosystem. They provide habitat for fish, crustaceans and young sea cucumbers, which serve as food for the local turtle population, while also helping reduce CO2 levels. Gili Lankanfushi is committed to protecting and replenishing the island’s seagrass beds and regularly monitors the regrowth of seagrass in the area surrounding the resort.

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