The Maldives is home to an extensive array of corals, in fact, almost all the islands of the archipelago are made up of corals. But however, these fragile marine ecosystems are facing a great risk of being deteriorated. Read on to know more about corals and a noble thing you could do to protect them.
What are corals
Corals are a type of marine invertebrates that live in colonies mostly in warm tropical regions of the world. They are a vital part in the composition of reef ecosystems and they play an integral role in the balance of life in the oceans.
Why they are in danger?
Reef ecosystems which are home to colonies of corals are very popular among tourists. They dive underwater or venture over these ecosystems over glass-bottomed boats to see them. These activities disturb and agitate these ecosystems and since they are very fragile they die. The world today is seeing a dramatic decrease in corals as we speak. This is mostly due to an increase in tourist activity and environmental pollution.
How can we save them?
There are a number of ways and measures we could do in order to save corals; Even the act of simply leaving them undisturbed helps them a lot. One of the trendings yet effective ways to protect them is by joining a coral adoption program.
How can you contribute
While you plan your holiday in the Maldives, visit a coral nursery and see what are the efforts that go into rehabilitating these fragile ecosystems, sign up and donate, be a responsible holidaymaker. Best Resorts in the Maldives are highly supportive of this new way of coral conservation and you could sign up, by reaching out to a resort property in the Maldives the likes of Naladhu Private Island Maldives.
Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+