Soneva Fushi, Maldives
Climate change is harming corals, making it difficult for them to grow and survive storms. To aid in coral recovery, Coralive is restoring damaged areas, a process that can take over 25 years. They have identified an ideal location for coral restoration on Soneva Fushi island. The area currently has limited coral, fish, and invertebrates. Ahmad “Aki” Allahgholi and his team at Coralive are building 432 metal reef structures utilising mineral accretion technology to stimulate coral growth. Corals from a nearby project will be used, placed on tables or broken into small pieces. They plan to cultivate more than 50,000 coral fragments annually and educate locals on proper coral care.