It took a few different organizations in our first year but we finally settled on a partner in the Oceancy!
I'm beyond delighted to report that we planted 250 corals in the Maldives in 2021.
Starting date: July 2021
Corals to be transplanted (2021-22): 1,000
Corals already transplanted: 250
From our correspondent on the project:
It was challenging due to the lockdown that is currently on-going in Velidhoo island. And we also had some days of bad weather conditions which made things even more difficult, but were successful in planting corals and took all the pictures we could. We are waiting for the end of the current lockdown to go take new/more pictures of the coral frames.
You can find pictures, certificate of adoptions and exact locations.
I issued you certificates of corals adoptions, and uploaded a KML file that you can use along with Google Earth in order to check the exact locations. We also took some screenshots that we added in the same folder. You can also find the GPS coordinates and the frame reference on the certificates of adoption.
What a victory!
The Maldivian Coral reefs are home to more than 1000 species of fish, 200 species of Coral, sea turtles, dolphins, whale sharks, manta rays, and more!
...but 60% of them have died due to Coral bleaching.
We are so excited to have such a transparent and open partner in the Oceancy, helping us achieve our mission of planting a coral for each suit we sell.
The Oceancy is working with locals and youth on the island whose livelihood and food stream are tied to the reef survival. The goal is for long term success in bringing the reef back to life.
We are glad we found such a wonderful organization to partner with and bring such a key piece of the Coralee mission to life!