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Male’, Maldives, 11th June 2024 – Royal Island, in partnership with the Baa Atoll Council and Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve, will spearhead a reef cleaning event at Eydhafushi Island as part of this week’s World Oceans Day celebrations. This initiative, driven by the DiveOceanus dive center at Royal Island, focuses on marine conservation and community engagement within the Baa Atoll region.

The Parley-registered clean-up event will gather dive centers from nearby resorts and local islands. Skilled divers will conduct an underwater clean-up to remove debris from the reef and marine habitats, while students from the Eydhafushi School Environment Club will oversee the beach clean-up and waste sorting, fostering environmental awareness and community involvement.

Over 120 participants, including divers and students, are expected to take part in the clean-up effort on June 7th. Prominent participants include the Eydhafushi Council, Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve, Eydhafushi Police, and Eydhafushi School. Parley Maldives will support the event by providing collection bags for efficient waste disposal.

Royal Island, part of Villa Resorts, is dedicated to sustainable tourism and environmental stewardship. Villa Resorts has shown a steadfast commitment to energy and water conservation, eliminating single-use plastics, recycling, and working towards carbon neutrality at all their resorts. This dedication has earned them prestigious certifications and awards, affirming their position as leaders in sustainable and eco-friendly tourism.

Villa Resorts’ acclaimed collection in the Maldives includes the lagoon pleasure-ground Villa Park, the chic and cosmopolitan Villa Nautica, and the remote island retreat Royal Island. Its flagship luxury high-end resort, Villa Haven, is set to open later this year.

About Villa Resorts

Founded in 1986 and wholly Maldivian-owned, Villa Resorts presents a collection of award-winning properties across five picturesque islands in the Maldives. Each resort, from the tranquil sanctuary of Villa Haven and the sophisticated yachting lifestyle at Villa Nautica to the adventurous spirit of Villa Park and the cultural richness of Royal Island, is carefully curated to showcase the unique charms of the Maldivian archipelago. Offering guests a range of experiences that blend vibrant natural beauty with rich local culture, Villa Resorts demonstrates a strong commitment to sustainability, culture, and environmental harmony. Actively participating in coral reef conservation efforts and dedicated to reducing plastic waste, Villa Resorts invites guests to an unforgettable getaway in paradise while ensuring the continued preservation of the Maldives’ pristine beauty for generations to come.

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