RESCUE AND REHABILITATION
CENTRE IN THE MALDIVES
Photo: Kayla Vieten, @kaylathedronepilot
Atoll Marine Centre is a local Maldivian NGO based on Naifaru Island in Lhaviyani Atoll. Our aim is to involve the local community in the protection of the marine environment.
Our international team of Marine Biologists and Veterinarian facilitate the rescue and rehabilitation of injured sea turtles, with the assistance of local interns. We provide a high standard of care and aim to get the turtles healthy and back into the ocean as soon as possible.
Alongside this we are also growing coral fragments on our nursery to increase coral cover, and partner with Parley Maldives to recycle plastic from Naifaru.
"I'm not entirely sure where to begin, or how much fun and contentment I have found in my time here. These past 3 weeks have genuinely been the best 3 weeks of my life, not only due to the activities and locations but down to the people I've shared this experience with"
Matt Hill (UK)
Marine Conservation Program