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Maldives Resilient Reefs Project to host seminar on future of our oceans

Ahmed Aiham
05 April 2019, MVT 21:21
An aerial photograph of vast beds of seagrass. PHOTO: MALDIVES UNDERWATER INITIATIVE
Ahmed Aiham
05 April 2019, MVT 21:21

The Maldives Resilient Reefs Project, supported by Blue Marine Foundation and Maldives Underwater Initiative (MUI) will host its second seminar 'The future of our oceans and what that means for the Maldives', on Monday, at the Maldives National University.

During the seminar, keynote speaker Professor Callum Roberts will be explaining the ways in which oceans have evolved over time, discuss future predictions regarding potential outcomes for the country and present conservation solutions recommended for Maldives.

As a world-renowned marine conservation scientist, Professor Roberts was the chief scientific advisor for BBC television's marine life documentary 'Blue Planet 2' and has under his belt, more than 30 years of experience in the field.

On March 1, Blue Marine Foundation and MUI launched the social media campaign #ProtectMaldivesSeagrass, following the first instalment of the seminar series titled 'The case for seagrass protection in the Maldives'.

The movement aims to protect and preserve atleast 80 percent, or more, of the seagrass growing around resorts in Maldives.

Six Senses Laamu, Huvafen Fushi, Furaveri and 9 other resorts have jumped on the bandwagon, by pledging to protect seagrass.