Reethi Beach has always been a pioneer in 'green initiatives' due to which we were constantly able to count on support from our partners and suppliers alike.
In particular, we have participated and been involved in:
Awarded KUONI, Switzerland Green Planet Award for 6 consecutive years.
Gold Accreditation of Travelife (successor organization of the Green Planet Award for sustainable tourism, partnered by the Federation of Tour Operators) since 2011.
Green Globe Certified since 2021.
Partnering with Earth Hour since 2008.
Supporter of World Environment Day activities since 2005.
Supporter of World Tourism Day activities since 2010.
Founder of Baa Atoll Project in 2007, an informal NGO of all resorts and dive schools in Baa Atoll working for the ban on shark fishing and shark product trade, protection of dive sites and support of local communities and international campaigns.
Leader in having BAP officially registered as NGO, giving it more weight in local and regional agendas. So far BAP has been a key player with an instrumental role in hosting the workshop on “Enhancing the Resilience of Coral Reefs and Assessing Vulnerability of Ecological and Social Communities to Climate Change” in July 2011, to launch the nationwide project sponsored by Kuoni Travel, Switzerland and IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) focussing on climate change and effects on coral reefs in the Maldives.
Introduction of a nationwide ban of trade with all shark products.
Introduction and implementation of fish catching and fish purchasing policies of all resorts within the atoll.
Declaration of Baa Atoll as UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Introduction and implementation of a Management Plan for Hanifaru Bay, including ‘MoUs’ for snorkeling and diving.
Agreement by resorts within the Atoll to stop diving in the area during season 2011 – one year ahead of the planned introduction.
Having trained, with Sea Explorer Divers, the first official Hanifaru Bay Marine Ranger.
Undertaking the Mapping of our entire reef system to monitor coral growth and bleaching as well as marine life abundance in line with the IUCN project to implement a Reef Management System for individual islands/resorts. Reethi Beach was in the vanguard in undertaking this project in the Maldives.
Installation of temperature loggers around the island for monitoring of seawater temperature in line with the IUCN program.
Use of Fishwatch, Shark watch, and Resort Fish Landing monitoring formats in accordance with studies conducted by Darwin Initiative and MCS Marine Conservation Society.