Conservation benefit: Agreement banning the harvest of sea turtle eggs
Community benefit:Construction of a school
The Maldives is an island nation chain of some 1,200 small low-lying coral islands in the Indian Ocean, about 580 kilometers southwest of Sri Lanka. Eight years ago the government of the Maldives 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.
Seacology, in cooperation with Four Seasons Resort, is providing a critically needed preschool for the island of Kendhoo in return for a ban on the taking of turtle eggs.Full or partial funding for this project provided by
- June 2007
- One wall of the Kendhoo school has been damaged by beach erosion. Staff will continue to monitor the situation.
- July 2004
- Construction of the preschool is finished. On June 17, a delegation from Four Seasons Resort traveled to Kendhoo to officially hand over the school to the people of the island.The turtle ban is...