A quarter of all high-end resorts commit to protect Maldives sea grass

#ProtectMaldivesSeagrass, led by the Blue Marine Foundation and Maldives Underwater Initiative, has convinced more than 25 percent of the high-end resorts in Maldives to protect sea grass meadows.

Ministry of Tourism has also come out in support of the campaign to stop the removal of sea grass beds. Sea grass is commonly removed in Maldives when it is found near resort islands as it is believed to ruin the clear, picturesque lagoons that tourists expect on holiday.

More than 30 resorts joined the campaign and collectively pledged to protect more than 830-thousand square metres of sea grass around resort islands across the country.