Welcome to our Coral Propagation Project

Launched by Cocoa Island Resort in September 2013, the main aim of the project is to protect and develop the coral around the resort, and create awareness about the vulnerability of coral reefs.

This is particularly important in the Maldives, a country that has been built entirely by coral reefs, and contains some of the world's richest marine and coastal biodiversity. It is also one of the most coral reef dependent countries in the world. Tourism and tuna fishing are the main industries in the Maldives both of which are heavily dependent on coral reefs. The reefs also act as a natural barrier, protecting these low-lying islands from ocean waves and against erosion. Providing food, jobs, and income the continued health and sustainable use of these reefs is very important for the Maldives.

To implement this ambitious initiative, Cocoa Island Resort has been working hand in hand with Seamarc, a marine consultancy company based in Male. They have developed a unique coral propagation technique which has proved to be one the most successful in the world!

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