The Maldives are home to five of the seven species of turtles in the world and thanks to conservational tourism, these turtles have a fighting chance of surviving the odds of climate change and global warming.
There are five types of turtles in Maldivian waters and if you are booking into a luxury Maldives water villa with a pool, that means that resort island is part of the conservation efforts to keep these turtles safe.
1. Hawksbill Sea Turtle
The Hawksbill is often found in tropical and subtropical regions. They are the most common turtle in the Maldives. They can measure up to 91 cm and weigh between 113 to 182 kg.
2. Green Sea Turtle
The Green Sea turtle is also known as the Pacific green turtle. They are distinctly of two populations in the tropical waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and the Indian Ocean. They are longer than the Hawksbill at 100 cm average and weigh the same.
3. Loggerhead Sea Turtle
The Loggerhead sea turtle is so called for their large heads. They have a lifespan of 47 to 67 years, are omnivores and can weigh up to 135 kg.
Thanks to conservation efforts by resorts like The Residence Maldives by Cenizaro, the turtles though being in the IUCN red list have managed to thrive in the Maldives.