Coral restoration project- Reethi garden
Reethi Faru has been mindful of importance of coral conservation since the construction phase of the resort. Artificial reefs have been deployed to salvage the corals that were damaged by coral bleaching and natural storms. These artificial reefs are accumulated in one place to create the “Reethi Garden” or coral garden. The transplantation process includes collection of broken or damaged (but live) pieces of coral and attaching them to coral frames. This gives the corals a chance at survival and enhance the existing reef habitats. Coral reefs are the heart of life in the Maldivian waters and restoration of this ecosystem is of paramount importance now. Our goal is to have multiple ‘reethi gardens’ around the island and to create a sustainable long-term project to help preserve and conserve the coral reefs at Reethi Faru Resort.