Vaavoshi Turtle Festival 2019

Dr. Claire Lomas created Vaavoshi Turtle Festival to bring together the islands and communities in Baa Atoll with environmentalists and visitors from around Maldives to raise awareness of sea turtle conservation and celebrate our beautiful ocean. Vaavoshi 2019 is the first turtle festival ever in Baa Atoll. Sadly, it was also Dr. Claire’s farwell to Maldives.

2019 Rolex Scholar Volunteers at the Rescue Centre

Kim Hildebrandt, the 2019 Rolex Scholar of the Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society, is a 3rd year Veterinary Medicine student from Germany. She spent two weeks at the Marine Turtle Rescue Centre in July 2019. She found it to be an eye-opening experience and a fantastic opportunity to gain insight in this niche field within Veterinary Medicine.