Nova Maldives contributes to eco education on World Environment Day

Nova Maldives has joined World Environment Day with comprehensive initiatives backing this year’s theme, #GenerationRestoration. Acknowledging the crucial link between ‘land and life’ and the pivotal role of healthy ecosystems in supporting island communities, the resort is set to donate 75 coconut trees to Dhangethi, a local island. Alongside this gesture, their marine biologist will deliver an enlightening presentation to school students and parents on the island, complementing efforts for reforestation.

This donation of coconut trees reflects Nova Maldives’ ongoing dedication to contributing positively to the local community. The coconut palm, being native and well-suited to the tropical climate of the island, not only enhances its natural allure but also aids in ecological equilibrium by restoring vegetation, creating habitats for local fauna. Moreover, the trees’ roots play a vital role in soil retention, fortifying against erosive forces during monsoon seasons and strengthening resilience against extreme weather.

Furthermore, Nova’s resident Marine Biologist will enlighten the community about the marine environment in the South Ari Atoll and the crucial conservation endeavours in progress. This engagement aims to instil a deeper understanding and appreciation for the vibrant marine life among the next generation. Through community involvement and knowledge-sharing on marine conservation, Nova aspires to nurture a sense of connection and collective responsibility for environmental preservation, empowering young minds to safeguard their home island’s precious natural resources.

“World Environment Day is an important occasion for us to reflect on our relationship with nature and the steps we can take to protect it,” said Abdulla Aboobakuru, General Manager of Nova Maldives. “Through these activities, we aim to create soulful experiences that highlight our inextricable connection to the natural world, and cultivate a sense of stewardship within our community.”

These initiatives come in addition to a number of others undertaken by Nova to contribute to the concept of sustainable tourism, including Nova’s well-loved coral nursery scheme that encourages travellers to sponsor the plantation of new coral frames in Nova’s house reefs. Nova also leverages its relationship with the Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme, to keep guests updated on their latest conservation research. Committed to lessening the impact of any tourism activities, Nova also attained status as a Responsible Manta Tour Operator, for adhering strictly to industry guidelines and protocols for any diving and snorkelling excursions.

Nestled in the South Ari Atoll, Nova Maldives curates private, eco-conscious retreats for guests to reconnect with themselves, others, and nature in a soft-luxury setting. Experience union with the ocean and harmonious coexistence with whale sharks and manta rays in this enchanting oasis.

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