Meet woman working towards a greener future: Kate Sheridan at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa
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27 August, 2022
Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa has appointed marine biologist Kate Sheridan, representative of Reefscapers, a coral propagation organization partne, as the development lead of “Adopt a Coral” marine conservation Programme.
Kate Sheridan studied Geography BSc in the UK, and moved to South Africa to study for her MSc in Conservation Biology at the University of Cape Town. For her thesis she investigated water user’s perceptions of shark management and shark risk, and methods of shark safety management which benefit people and sharks. She later published her study in the journal, Marine Policy.
Originally from the UK, Kate has spent a lot of time in South Africa, working with a wide variety of wildlife from sharks to hyenas to rhinos. She is passionate about science communication, co-hosting a wildlife and conservation podcast called The Biome Podcast and running her ownconservation blog and works as a freelance content creator.
Having spent 6 months working in the Maldives with Reefscapers focusing on marine communications, she is thrilled to become the resident marine biologist at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa. She now manages the coral propagation programme at the resort, restoring the reef, monitoring coral growth and running other marine conservation activities at the resort.
Adopt a Coral at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa invites guests to participate in a coral-fragment plantation activity to restore reef habitats and produce new coral colonies. The resort has teamed up with Reefscapers, a coral propagation organization appointed by the Maldivian government as custodians of the coral colonies in the GulhiFalhu lagoon, which was to be destroyed as part of a reclamation project.
The coral translocation was led by experts and now offers a hands-on experience to participants, while also providing an alternative business to the 250 inhabitants whose sole previous source of employment was fishing.
About Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa
Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa is situated on the private Furana island in the Republic of Maldives, a 15-minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport. The five-star resort offers 176 guest rooms designed to blend into the surrounding turquoise waters, pristine beaches and lush greenery. In addition to 7 unique restaurants and bars, Shine Spa for Sheraton located on its very own island and 3 outdoor tropical freshwater pools, the resort caters to all guests and is the perfect destination for honeymooners, families with young children or teens and solo travelers alike. The resort completed a $20 Million renovation by 2019 that saw enhancements to all facilities including guest rooms, dining venues and recreation.
Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa
Best Experience for: couples, Families, Beach, Spa, Value
Featuring elegantly planned and luxuriously furnished rooms, Sheraton Maldives Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa is an affordable 5-star family getaway in 15 minutes by boat from Male airport. Welcome to paradise. With everything you might expect from your sun soaked holiday to the Indian Ocean, the newly renovated Sheraton Maldives is positively picturesque and surrounded by calm blue seas. The world renowned brand is not quite as natural a fit for the Maldives as W but it exudes a solid affluence and makes a guest feel special on the small island with a rustic atmosphere.
The five-star resort offers 176 guest rooms designed to blend into the surrounding turquoise waters, pristine beaches and lush greenery. Also boasting seven unique restaurants and bars, the Shine Spa for Sheraton –located on its very own island — and three outdoor tropical fresh water pools, the resort caters for all guests and is the perfect destination for honeymooners, families with young children or teens and solo travellers alike.Read More
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