Imagine doing something good for the planet – while living in a surprising place?
Well, now you may be able to do so because applications are open for a unique opportunity to travel to the Maldives and work on the restoration of coral reefs.
You may have the chance to participate in the world’s largest global coral reef restoration program by becoming a SHEBA®Hope Ambassador. The role will see you travel to the new restoration site in the Maldives on Fulhadhoo Island.
Applicants do not need any formal experience, but must have a passion for the environment, strong swimming ability, and storytelling ability.
This will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, with a UK applicant partnered with a Maldives Hope Ambassador, joining the Hope Grows movement and experiencing a first-of-its-kind coral restoration journey.
In this three-week role you will see the time divided between the UK and the Maldives. Before flying to Fulhadhoo, you will receive a week of training with the Mars Petcare and Coral Restoration Team in Leicestershire, where you will participate in active coral reef restoration.
Your role will involve you joining members of the local community on the island, including partnering with Maldivian Hope Ambassadors, preparing and planting reef stars – keeping everyone up to date with regular blog posts on the Sheba website and Capturing content, stories and interviews about life and the community on the island.
The ambassador program is part of Sheba’s global campaign ‘Hope Grows’ to restore beauty in our oceans.
The restoration project plans to restore more than 185,000 square meters – roughly the size of 148 Olympic swimming pools – of coral reefs at major sites around the world by 2029.
The project has already seen the success of coral restoration efforts at Hope Reef in Indonesia and its innovative ‘Reef Star’ technology. Since its creation, coral cover has increased from 2% to 70%, the average size of fish on Hope Reef has increased by 175% and the number of fish species has increased by 10%.
‘Scientists have estimated that if we don’t do something, 90% of the world’s tropical reefs will be lost by 2043 – a catastrophic prospect not only for the reef ecosystem, but for the nearly 500 million people who lose their food, income, and depend on rocks. , and coastal protection.’ Mars, Inc. Professor David Smith, Chief Marine Scientist of the
‘We know that coral reefs are the heart of our oceans and continued work on Hope Reef shows that there is indeed hope. Our worldwide efforts to restore and revive these precious ecosystems are showing exciting results and making a positive impact on local communities.
Applications will be considered for the role as Hope Ambassador on June 30.
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