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.
Resort Marine Centres
Reefscapers established the first sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation centre in the Maldives back in 2011 – our Marine Discovery Centre at Four Seasons Resorts Landaa Giraavaru.
For almost a decade, our team of dedicated marine biology scientists have studied and developed multiple conservation programmes to protect these marine animals.
As a result, hundreds of injured turtles have been successfully rescued, rehabilitated and released, increasing knowledge and awareness of sea turtle biology, and encouraging active participation from tourists and resorts around the Maldives.
Reefscapers Coral Frame Sponsorship
If you want to support our coral frame and reef propagation projects, we will make and transplant your frame, email you its unique reference number and upload photos of it onto this site every six months for you to monitor progress.
You can choose to locate your frame at one of our selected partner resorts, dedicate it to the person of your choice, and make payment using our order form and the familiar PayPal payment system. We hope that one day you can come and see your frame in person!