The team of Save Beach Maldives would like to extend special thanks to the following individuals and organisations for their contributions, time and effort in making this event and project a success.
For supporting StB Maldives’ Reef Monitoring and Rehabilitation Project and for assisting the organization from the beginning of the project;
Thoriq Ibrahim – Minister for Environment & Energy, Ibrahim Nizam – Deputy Minister for Environment & Energy, Ali Mishal – Environment Protection Agency
For their consultancy, advice & guidance;
Hussein Zahir – Consultant, Lamer
Dr. Mizna – Post Graduate Research Centre MNU, Dr. Shazla Dean for Faculty of Science Maldives National University
Dr. Naseer – Permanent Secretary Ministry of Fisheries & Agriculture
For guiding & supporting 1NCR event;
Mohamed Aseel – Deputy MD of MMPRC, Ibrahim Asim – Deputy Director of MMPRC,
For dive support & leadership;
Mohamed Azmee – 9 Star Diving
Dr. Shammaa Hameed – Dean for Faculty of Marine Studies at Villa
Adam Ashraf – Dive Desk
Fayyaz – Diver’s Lodge
For always supporting the cause;
Ahmed Nihan – MP Villimale’
Shaahina – Seaexplorers
Musthaq – Maldivers
Maeed – Ecocare
Ammadey – Scouts
For wholeheartedly volunteering & believing in the power of the community;
Shammaan (dive desk)
Adam (mc rooster)
To our event partners;
Ministry of Environment & Energy & Maldives Marketing & PR Cooporation – Organising & Promoting partner
Ministry of Education, Environment Protection Agency, Marine Research Centre, Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Youth & Sports, Coast Guard, Marine Police, Maldivian Red Crescent, Maldives National Defence Force, Maldives Police Service – Associate partners
TVM – Broadcasting partner
Multimarine Services – Underwater Videography
Skyvu – Aerial photography
Sun Online – News partner
Mv Hotels – Media partner
Liquid water sports & Hulhumale’ Rowing Club – Watersports partner
Project Isle – Stage managing partner
Event Maldives – Lights & Sound partner
Light & Sound – Stage building partner
Do AV – Projection partner
Direct Logistics – Logistics
MTCC – Travel partner
Hotel Jen – Hotel partner
MWSC – water & recycling partner
Effect – Energy partner
Smak – Beverage partner
Seamark – Reefscaping partner
La Mer – Consulting partner
M7 – printing partner
Blak – Managing partner
Maldives Airports Company Limited – Gateway partner
Tukish Airlines – Airline partner
Nalahiya – Supply partner
RCnC – Building partner
9 Star Diving, Dive Desk, Faculty of Marine Studies Villa College, Divers Lodge, Watertribe Nation, Dive Association of Maldives, MARE – Dive partners
Dhiraagu – Telecommunications partner
UNDP GEF SGP
Bandos Island Resort
We wish the experience was an enjoyable one for everyone as it was for us, and we hope you will continue your support of the project to rehabilitate and protect the reefs of Villimale’.
Thank you all for making 1 Nation Coral Revival a success!
Team of Save the Beach Maldives
The event 1 Nation Coral Revival had over a 1500 visitors over the two days, over 200 people planting corals, 200 attempts at trying diving, more than 200 hundred try at water sports and 150 tries of guided snorkeling, 50 divers planting corals, between 50 – 100 people near main stage area at activity times, and 5- 15 people attending sessions for Awareness Tent and Nature Walks. Activity leaders report great show of enthusiasm among participants and the team will build upon this experience to improve the design next year’s activities.
The monument ‘1’ was sunken on 5 June 2015, a delay of by two days due to bad weather. The abrupt postponement of event to the 6th & 7th (due to the fact that strong winds caused the dismantling of a built up site the night before the event and stalls had to be transferred to the Eastern side) caused considerable loss in participation numbers and made it difficult to monitor numbers as the festival spread over two different beaches.
The event had 29 stalls, of which 6 were corporate, 4 were government agencies, 2 were media and 2 were schools. There were 5 event activity booths & 2 stages. A total of 43 partnerships were made for the event , 8 schools participated in various activities, Villa College and 9 Environmental NGOs, along with 3 Resort environmental projects, 15 Artists, 80 plus Volunteers & 8 different medias, 2 of which were international, covering the event, all made the event a success.
Event participants, partners and the organizing team are greatly excited by the prospect of replicating and improving next year’s festival, which will become the annual Turquoise Fest. The proposal is now being developed to create a World Turquoise Day, a day which will celebrate coral reefs. The day will mark the significance of coral reefs to ocean biodiversity, ecosystems and our livelihoods, and will be part of the awareness campaign for the ongoing project “Monitoring & Rehabilitation of Villimale’ Reefs”.
See you all at next year’s festival 😀
For a turquoise tomorrow!