Le Meridien Maldives Resort appoints Felicity Jerams as marine biologist
Le Meridien Maldives Resort & Spa has appointed Felicity Jerams as their new marine biologist where she will be responsible for the conservation and care for the marine life and the delicate ecosystem.
The Maldives is one of the most vulnerable and lowest-lying countries, where the impact of climate change, including rising sea temperatures and levels and beach erosion, can be felt every day.
Located in Lhaviyani Atoll the eco-conscious haven is home to an array of wildlife and a diverse mix of flora and fauna across, from vibrant, underwater coral gardens to intricate mangrove forests and seagrass meadows.
Felicity will work on marine conservation, working to create coral frames to protect and help grow the ecosystem and work to identify coral, turtles, rays and sharks, as well as monitor their health over time.
In partnership with the resort’s dive partner, Sub Oceanic, she also works with guests to participate in a range of immersive conservation initiatives.
Originally from the UK, Felicity studied marine biology with Zoology at Bangor University, and start-ed her career working at aquariums at Chester Zoo and later Anglesey Sea Zoo before moving into conservation, where she trained as a Marine Medic, working with the North Wales seal research organisation as conservation projects in Costa Rica.
Felicity commented: “Working and living in the Maldives was a dream, moving out here and seeing how amazing the marine life is and seeing animals I have never seen before is very fulfilling and getting to share my knowledge with the people of the resort and the guests fills me with joy every day.”