Coco Collection celebrated the opening of the first Turtle Rescue Centre at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu on 2nd February 2017, in an official and exclusive partnership with the Olive Ridley Project.
Working together with keen like-minded individuals to protect the fragile natural environment of Maldives has always been a core pillar of the brand philosophy behind Coco Collection. The Olive Ridley Project was set up to work towards protecting sea turtles and their habitats. Apart from actively removing ghost nets that pose a serious threat to sea turtles, they compile data identifying types of nets and fishing methods being used to figure out why so many nets are drifting in the Indian Ocean. Since 2013, Coco Collection has been working together with the project to rescue sea turtles that have been entangled and hold events at the resorts to educate guests and associates about the detrimental effects of these nets.
Together with the marine conversation programs, Coco Collection is constantly working with the community to raise awareness concerning good environmental practices, useful in everyday life. Similar initiatives will take place in Coco Bodu Hithi at a later stage of this collaboration.