NewsMay 23, 2024

Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives and Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon Enhance Sea Turtle Conservation Efforts

In honour of World Turtle Day 2024, Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives and Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon have strengthened their efforts in marine conservation, particularly focusing on protecting sea turtles.

Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives has adopted two Green Turtles and one Hawksbill Turtle, named Rehendi, Raivilla, and Raalhu. The resort’s initiatives are part of a larger sustainability programme that includes detailed biodiversity inventories and a coral propagation project aimed at preserving marine ecosystems. Through the Maldives Ocean temperature data loggers and Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping project, Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts are gathering critical data to support these conservation efforts.


Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives prioritizes sustainability and is actively engaged in a coral propagation program to support marine conservation efforts. They are funding a 2.5-year research program to study the marine environment, examining factors such as underwater energy levels, currents, temperature, and salinity. The coral propagation project was launched with the objective of transplanting corals to protect ocean biodiversity and create awareness of the importance of coral conservation.

Similarly, Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon is safeguarding the critically endangered Hawkbill Sea Turtle population, including the well-known three-flippered turtle, Tripod. The resort supports the Olive Ridley Project, which focuses on rescuing and treating injured turtles while advancing research to improve conservation strategies.

In addition to turtle conservation, Ellaidhoo Maldives is actively involved in coral restoration and environmental education. Their reef cubes made from recycled materials provide essential habitats for marine life, and innovative recycling efforts turn damaged umbrellas into beach bags, with proceeds funding aluminium water bottles for local schools to reduce plastic waste.