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The Maldives is one of the countries affected by the tsunami in 2004.
Even though the number of fatalities was not as high as Indonesia and Sri Lanka, many local islands were damaged and some resorts were closed for months, being destroyed by the waves.
Most of the Maldivians are employed in the resorts and the tourism industry is the main income for all the population.
As the tsunami caused a huge damage to many of the inhabited islands and made thousands of locals homeless, tourists are realizing that, even after two years from the event, their visit to the Maldives can be a huge contribution towards the recovery of this small nation.
Four Seasons Hotels operate in Maldives and manage two resorts, one in North Male Atoll and one in the Baa Atoll. The resort in North Male Atoll has reopened in September 2006. It was damaged by the tsunami and closed for reconstruction for two years. The resort in Baa Atoll opened in November 2006.
Four Seasons has also a safari boat, the Four Seasons Explorer, a luxurious 39 metres catamaran, that travels around the atolls with tourists, and allows divers, water enthusiasts, nature lovers and explorers to discover remote shores and rarely visited dive and snorkelling sites, with different routes in the north and south atolls.
The search is for independent consultants: marine biologists are requested as interpreters and educators
the positions aim:
- to help the guests appreciate the environment
- to help local population to protect their fragile ecosystem
The projects of environmental education aim to raise ecological awareness among the tourists and the local population. The importance of protecting the surrounding nature and the underwater life is a priority in the responsibilities of the marine experts.
Present projects include:
- Reef balls – Rejuvenation and reconstruction of the reef
- Coral nurseries - A method to save corals in the lagoon during the construction of a resort
- Fish breeding to minimize the aquarium trade and cancel wild catch
- Manta rays survey and census
STARTING DATE: JULY 2007
THEY MUST BE:
MARINE SCIENCE OR ENVIRONMETAL STUDIES GRADUATE WITH GOOD KNOWLEDGE OF TROPICAL MARINE LIFE
DIVE MASTER PADI QUALIFICATION
GOOD SKILLS IN COMMUNICATION, PUBLIC SPEACHES AND CONTACT WITH PUBLIC
FLUENT ENGLISH SPEAKING. WELCOME ALSO OTHER LANGUAGES
CAPABLE OF LIVING FOR LONG PERIODS ON A SMALL ISLAND OR ON A BOAT
THEY WILL BE BASED AT THE TWO RESORTS AND THE FOUR SEASONS CATAMARAN IN THE MALDIVES:
MAIN DUTIES WILL INCLUDE:
- MARINE BIOLOGY LECTURES AND TALKS ON TROPICAL CORAL REEF ECOSYSTEMS, GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND SPECIFIC PROJECTS.
- GUIDED SNORKELLING AND GUIDED DIVES WITH GUESTS.
- MARINE BIOLOGY CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS FOR LOCAL STUDENTS
- POSSIBILITY TO GET INVOLVED INTO CONSERVATION PROJECTS AND TO EXTEND THE CONTRACT.
The paid contract is for a minimum of ONE YEAR.
Board and sharing accommodation is free.
Two ways flight is reimbursed.
ALL CANDIDATES CAN SEND AN EMAIL WITH A RESUME AND CURRICULUM VITAE TO:
ELISABETTA COLOMBO (mobile +39.380.3150509)
email: [email protected]
web site: www.greenblueducation.com
THIS IS A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK AND HELP THE CORAL REEF ECOSYSTEM IN THE INDOPACIFIC REGION.
Dr. Elisabetta Colombo
Environmental Education Consultant
Via Zanella 48/3
20133 Milano Italy
mobile: (+39) 3803150509
email: [email protected]