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How to Explore Add Atoll’s Rich Biodiversity with Canareef Resort

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared Addu Atoll and Fuvahmulah as biosphere reserves in 2021. This historic recognition places these regions alongside Baa Atoll, which was designated in 2011. Biosphere reserves are known as vital areas promoting sustainable development and biodiversity preservation in the Maldives.

Previously, Baa Atoll stood as the sole biosphere reserve in the Maldives. With this, Baa Atoll was celebrated for its rich marine life, including the congregation of Manta Rays. With the addition of Addu and Fuvahmulah, the Maldives now proudly boast three UNESCO biosphere reserves. These new additions are described as “learning places for sustainable development”. In both the Atolls, the conservation of biodiversity is harmonized with its sustainable use.

The Maldivian government nominated these regions in September 2019 to ensure the protection of their unique marine and terrestrial ecosystems. Protected status was granted to key eco-rich sites, such as ‘Kudakandu’ in Addu’s lagoon as well as several wetlands in Hithadhoo and Hulhudhoo. With this, the country is reinforcing its commitment to environmental stewardship.

Canareef Resort Maldives: A Haven of Biodiversity

At Canareef Resort Maldives, nestled within the captivating landscape of Addu Atoll, the resort takes great pride in its role in this momentous achievement. As part of the resort’s remarkable features, Canareef boasts five freshwater and saltwater lakes, among them the expansive Canareef Eco Park. This serene sanctuary offers a nature trail and picturesque spots where guests can immerse themselves in birdwatching, fish observation, and the breathtaking beauty of nature. The Eco park also has the Canareef Resort’s Kids Club situated within it. Young explorers have the opportunity to engage with nature firsthand. Additionally, kids can also learn about the intricate ecosystems that surround them.

Experience the Natural Wonders

Renowned for its stunning ecosystem, Addu Atoll is situated in the Southernmost tip of the Maldives. The Eedhigali Kilhi is one of the largest wetlands in the country. With this, the Edhigali Kilhi attracts hundreds of migratory birds annually, including the Dhondheeni, or white tern bird. The migratory birds are also found mostly in the Addu region.

Nature Parks offer locals as well as tourists the opportunity to immerse themselves in these natural landscapes. In addition to boardwalks, canoeing points, and walk trails visitors can also explore snorkeling spots. These parks are designed to provide access while ensuring the conservation and sustainable use of the resources.

The Importance of Biosphere Reserves

Biosphere reserves encompass terrestrial, marine, as well as coastal ecosystems. These ecosystems are divided into core areas, buffer zones in addition to transitional zones. These zones allow humans to coexist with nature, fostering learning, protection, as well as sustainability.

Join Us in Celebrating Biodiversity

As Canareef commemorates International Day for Biological Diversity with the theme “Be part of the Plan,” Canareef Resort Maldives invites you to explore and appreciate the rich biodiversity of Addu Atoll. The resort is committed to preserving this natural heritage and promoting eco-friendly tourism practices.

Discover the unparalleled beauty and biodiversity of the Maldives at Canareef Resort. Let’s work together to protect and cherish our natural world.

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Siyam World Hosts Summer Football Camp With Spanish Goalkeeper Star Player José Manuel Pepe Reina Páez

Get ready to kick it up a notch as Siyam World Maldives gears up for an epic summer football camp. This camp is hosted by none other than Spanish football sensation, José Manuel “Pepe” Reina Páez. Guests can join in on the fun from June 23rd to 26th, 2024. Building on its tradition of hosting world-class football camps and following the success of its spring series featuring international legends and star players, this event promises to be a highlight of the summer.

Pepe Reina is set to bring his A-game to Siyam World for an unforgettable football experience. The trill can be experienced at its premier sports complex and full-size soccer pitch – The World Sports Arena. The three-day summer football camp in June runs from 16:30 – 18:00 hrs. This camp also offers participants the chance to receive personalized coaching from the star goalkeeper himself. Along with a series of skill-building drills, friendly matches, and fun football-related activities, this camp is designed to inspire and excite football enthusiasts of all ages. Dressed in their personalized Rascal training kits, young players aged from five to 12 will seize the perfect opportunity to refine all aspects of their game. This includes everything from tactics to technical skills. This unique experience promises to enhance their abilities and provide memories that will last a lifetime.

José Manuel “Pepe” Reina Páez is a Spanish professional footballer renowned for his exceptional skills as a goalkeeper. He is also known for his dedication to nurturing young talent. With a career spanning La Liga and beyond, Pepe Reina brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the game.

Our goal is to inspire our young guests to dream big. Seeing a legend or a star player in person can help these youngsters realize that making their dreams a reality is possible, says Ausy Waseem – Resort Manager at Siyam World.

Legendary Line-Ups at Siyam World

But that’s not all! Siyam World is no stranger to hosting football legends and star players. Earlier this year, the resort scored big with a legendary line-up featuring Wayne Bridge, Adrian San Miguel Castillo, Francesco Totti, and Michael Owen.  These stars led unforgettable spring football camps. Guests had the chance to hone their skills on our impressive sports complex and soccer pitch at The World Sports Arena. With this, guests were able to soak up world-class coaching and immersive experiences as well. 

Furthermore, Siyam World has also had the pleasure of hosting several other football legends and star players recently. This includes players such as EstebanCuchu” Cambiasso, Carlos Puyol, Marco Materazzi, and Robert Pirès. Joining them were players like Harvey Elliott, Kostas Tsimikas, Juan Sebastián Verón, Roberto Pires, Eric Abidal, Nicola Ventola, Bobo Vieri, and Jay Jay Okocha.

Now, it’s time to keep the momentum going with “Pepe Reina” leading the charge. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train with one of football’s greatest. And now, you can do that at one of the most beautiful locations in the world!

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