Inspiring and Pledging Commitment to Ocean Conservation
One Ocean, One Climate, One Future – together.
The ocean shapes the earths chemistry and is the blue heart of the planet, containing 97% of the earth’s water and producing at least 50% of the earth’s oxygen. The Maldives ocean nation harbors some of the world’s richest marine biodiversity and consists of predominantly water. Villa Hotels & Resorts properties are located in some of the Maldives protected marine areas including the South Ari Marine Protected Area (SAMPA) home to Sun Island Resort & Spa and the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll, home to Royal Island Resort & Spa.
Celebrating World Oceans Day on 8 June serves as a conscious reminder of how fragile our oceans are and how important it is to raise awareness to preserve and protect our oceans and the planet. Villa Hotels & Resorts recognize the crucial importance of taking care of the ocean and protecting the delicate coral reefs and marine life. A healthy ocean is a critical part of the solution to climate change and the environment crises that we face today. Acknowledging the responsibility to promote harmony with nature, Villa Resorts have organized a variety of ocean conservation initiatives to raise awareness and pledge commitment to preserving the fragile marine environment for the future. The resorts have organized reef clean ups at each of the islands to collect any debris and plastics for recycling, with resort guests welcome to join in the collaborative effort. All plastics collected will be donated to Parley for the Oceans – an organization addressing major threats towards our oceans and fighting for environmental protection through recycling initiatives and global projects.
This year’s World Oceans Day theme is centered around Revitalization and Collective Action for the ocean. The annual event brings together millions of people globally to raise awareness and help make a positive difference. In addition, this year’s conservation focus is to protect at least 30% of the planet by 2030. Villa Hotels & Resorts are proud to join the worldwide movement for the protection of the ocean by supporting the 30×30 nature petition to help protect 30% of the planets land and ocean by 2030. To show your support and find out more information, visit the Campaign for Nature website.