Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives has introduced a reef friendly sunscreen which will protect marine organisms from harmful effects when compared with other products.
The divers and snorkelers were advised to use the products as it is free of harmful chemicals, Oxybenzone and Octinoxate. Peter Pringle, the resorts resident marine biologist stated, "Many regular sunscreens contain these two chemicals, which have been shown in laboratory studies to be highly toxic to corals and other animals, particularly the young stages that need to replenish marine populations."
These chemicals contain high potential of toxicity to reefs, therefore, sunscreens consisting of Oxybenzone & Octinoxate have been banned in several states, including Hawaii and Palau. Between 6,000 and 14,000 tons of sunscreen washes off and spreads out in the sea each year causing irreplaceable damage to the corals of healthy reefs that results in global warming and raise in temperature of the ocean.
General Manager of Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives said, "This is another step ahead for Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives, pursuing our commitment towards environmental Management System and efforts towards Sustainable Tourism. More to be announced gradually, as soon as we lay down practices and projects in pipeline enhancing green and eco driven initiatives for everyones benefit."
Located on North Malé Atoll and a mere 20 minutes by speedboat from Velana International Airport, Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives is a luxurious one-island-one resort destination in the Maldives featuring a collection of 120 idyllic beach-front pool villas, breathtaking overwater villas and spacious two-bedroom villas.
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