NewsMarch 10, 2024

A Legacy of Conservation: Patina Maldives, Fari Islands’ Journey Towards Perpetuity

Nestled in the tranquil embrace of North Male Atoll, Patina Maldives, Fari Islands offer a harmonious blend of luxury and adventure. Designed by renowned architect Marcio Kogan, the resort’s sanctuary boasts 90 modern villas and 20 Fari Studios, each radiating tranquillity and inspiration. From innovative architectural designs to coral conservation projects, Patina Maldives has consistently led in environmental stewardship, earning recognition such as the prestigious EarthCheck Silver Certification.

The resort shared the latest advancements in the journey towards perpetuity—a commitment that extends beyond mere sustainability, shaping a legacy of positive influence on both people and the planet.


Unveiling Turtle Identities: A Breakthrough in Conservation Monitoring

Through a collaborative effort with the Olive Ridley Project, the resort has identified and introduced seven unique individuals to the Olive Ridley Project’s turtle database.

Turtle identification is done by photographing and analyzing the distinct patterns adorning both sides of their faces. This database will assist in fostering a deeper understanding of their behaviours and habitats.

Notably, their efforts have uncovered a previously undiscovered turtle within the waters of the Fari Islands, highlighting the potential of this method to expand their knowledge of the local marine life. Seven Hawksbill turtles, a species that is listed as critically endangered, have been included in this identification effort, further enhancing the understanding of and dedication to their conservation. Guests at Patina Maldives can participate in this citizen science project with Olive Ridley and contribute to the protection of marine life.

Empowering Change Through the Ghost Net Project

Ghost nets and abandoned fishing gear haunting the oceans pose a significant threat to marine life. Through dedicated efforts, the resort recovers these nets, transforming them into not only an upcycled souvenir but a symbol of the resort’s impact on the world’s oceans. The resort’s engaging workshops invite guests to participate in crafting bracelets from the very nets that once threatened the seas. The workshops, led by the resident marine biologist, aim to educate guests about the importance of marine conservation and the devastating effects of ghost nets on marine ecosystems.

Together, the resort facilitated 157 workshops and crafted over 450 bracelets. However, the impact transcends mere adornments: the resort has reclaimed over 2000kg of ghost nets. Join the resort on the journey to safeguard the oceans and the creatures within, one recycled net at a time.

Revolutionising Coral Conservation

In 2023, Patina Maldives launched ambitious coral restoration initiatives at Fari Islands. The Coral Restoration Project aimed to bolster coral populations, utilising 62 frames hosting over 4000 coral fragments and nurturing 12 fish species, including Porites cylindrica, Pocillipora meandrina, Acropora digitifera, and Acropora cytherea. Simultaneously, the Coral Ceramics Project creatively utilised ceramic structures, transforming discs into domes to enhance coral attachment.

With 62 ceramic devices planted and 350 fired, the resort’s workshops successfully engaged 926 guests, marking a significant step forward in sustainable marine conservation efforts.

Empowering Communities for Environmental Preservation

At Patina Maldives, the commitment to environmental stewardship shines through their community engagement efforts. With 14 island clean-ups and 3 ocean clean-ups, the resort rallied 236 participants to join them in this noble cause. Together, the resort has removed over 3416kg of waste in 2023 alone, targeting 81% of plastics for removal. This collective endeavour not only enhances the beauty of their surroundings but also safeguards marine life. Join the resort on a mission to make a tangible difference in its ecosystem.

Patina Maldives remains steadfast in its mission to set new benchmarks for sustainability, demonstrating that luxury and environmental responsibility can coexist harmoniously.

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