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Reefscapers to feature on BBC World News

BBC World News is repeating the Simon Reeve series ‘Indian Ocean’, and this week will be showing the episode ‘Oman to Maldives’.

Filmed in September 2011, it’s a very interesting insight into the Maldives – from 5-star resorts to the problems of garbage disposal, and the program features our very own Marie Saleem as Simon’s local guide.

Join Simon as he travels around Baa Atoll on our NOAH safari boat – with a stopoff at the local island of Fulhadhoo to try his hand at welding coral frames.  There’s also a visit to our research station at Innafushi where Simon sees the effects of coral bleaching first hand.

At Four Seasons Resort Maldives Landaa Giraavaru, Simon helps attaching coral fragments to his very own coral frame, and then has the opportunity to transplant it into the lagoon.  You can see how his specific frame is growing over at our sister site Marine Savers – select LG1143 at Landaa Giraavaru.

There is also a visit to the Maldivian garbage island of Thilafushi, where Marie very nicely sums up the surprisingly horrible situation –

This is not waste management – this is just dumping and burning. “

Check out the following links for more information.

BBC World News – Program Guide – Oman to the Maldives

BBC World News – schedule – when to watch

Simon Reeve’s Official BBC Blog

 Simon Reeve with Seamarc’s Marie Saleem in ‘Ithaa’ underwater restaurant, Conrad Maldives

Marie Saleem & Simon Reeve - BBC Oman to Maldives


Watch a short segment from the show (thanks to the BBC) as Simon travels on NOAH