Coral Propagation & Marine Consulting in the Maldives
Marine Biology Programme Development for Maldivian Resorts
Reefscapers is an independent marine consultancy company, established in Maldives in the year 2000 (as ‘Seamarc’) to develop marine biology programmes for resorts and their guests. Linking sustainable marine conservation programmes applied to research and education, Reefscapers develops solutions and new concepts for many environmental challenges, from coral reef rejuvenation and coastal management, to the creation of sea turtle sanctuaries and marine biology centres.
Reefscapers Coral Propagation
At Reefscapers, we combine our experience in coastal protection and marine ecology through coral propagation, using coral frames, made of welded and coated iron bars. Targeted primarily at resorts in the Maldives to improve the aesthetics around guest amenities or to create snorkelling reefs close to the shore.
Sponsored by the Resorts and their guests, the transplantation process involves attaching coral fragments onto a coral frame – produced by a local co-operative of eight employees – to boost existing reef habitats and generate new ones.