The Maldives Is Under Pressure
We'll keep this brief, it's been everywhere already, including on our social, but if you haven't The Maldives has some serious development going on right now. Resorts that were once partially for surfing, partially for the dream hunting vacationer, are now very much swinging in the direction of the high end guest. To accommodate this, they are building, and expanding, quite literally the small sand islands that comprise The Maldives. This means more construction for one, but crucially more construction of sea walls. Several break shave already been affected, most notably Chickens, which has already had irreversible damage done to due to sea walls.
The problem is it's every island that is under threat to varying degrees, and the marine environment is suffering as well, you can add you voice to a petition HERE or find out more at Save The Waves.