The Maldives is a nation that consists of some 1,200 small low-lying coral islands. This island chain is in the Indian Ocean, about 580 kilometers southwest of Sri Lanka. Eight years ago, the government had the foresight to impose a ban on catching turtles in Maldivian waters. However, this ban did not cover the harvesting of eggs from the highly endangered sea turtles.
Kendhoo island is now banning the taking of turtle eggs. Seacology, in cooperation with Four Seasons Resort, is providing a critically needed preschool for the island.