NewsDecember 6, 2022

Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives Appoints New Resident Marine Biologist & Sustainability Guardian

Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives has welcomed Dee Bello as the resident Marine Biologist and Sustainability Guardian to ensure the island’s ecosystem, especially the marine biosphere is thriving and protected.

Dee comes with an illustrious background in Marine Biology working in various parts of the world including and not limited to Cape Verde, Malaysia, Maldives, Costa Rica and Spain. Her expertise in nature-based asset management, conservation, restoration and analysis is invaluable in today’s age where the world is rapidly headed towards climate degeneration. Some of the note-worthy projects she has been part of include Sea Shepherd Society’s Milagro campaign designed to save the most endangered marine mammal in the world – the vaquita marina porpoise (Phocoena sinus) and the turtle conservation program with World Wildlife Fund. Her journey in the hospitality sector in the Maldives started at Velaa Private Island. Dee is passionate about developing activities that inspire participants to conserve the marine environment. Under Dee’s remit Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives will continue its Coral Restoration and Conservation Project, collaborating with the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources, local community, and local government.


“We are delighted to welcome Dee Bello as the Resident Marine Biologist & sustainability guardian at Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives. I am confident that she will help our eco-system thrive and will strengthen our sustainability ethos in a meaningful way.”, said Raffaele Solferino, General Manager of Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives. The resort recently received recertification from Green Globe for the third consecutive year which is an extensive criterion to uphold and one that the resort does with pride. In addition, sustainability programs such as coral plantation, water preservation, solar energy and waste management have been implemented on the island since their opening in 2017.

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