Projects in the Mergui Archipelago
Timeline of our work in Myanmar
We make a leap to the Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar and take over Operations of the Mergui Archipelago Biodiversity Research. During the Season of 2015/2016 we visit more than 20 islands of the Archipelago, establish valuable relationships in the area and document well over 400 different terrestrial and marine species – more than 10 of them endangered around the world, including one coral that is close to extinction but abundant in the Mergui Islands.
The Season of 2016/2017 Sea Nomad remains anchored inside the Mergui Archipelago, something that has not been done before. This way a team of three had a window of several months to investigate Boulder Island in detail, creating reef maps and the first-ever Animal Guide Book for the Mergui Archipelago.
In the latest season Project Manaia created a Research Base on Boulder Island, together with the “Boulder Bay Eco Resort” we have a team of two (Marine) Biologists permanently stationed on the remote island.
During this season we established the very first Coral Garden and Coral Nursery of Myanmar and possibly the entire Andaman Sea!
Coral gardening continues with 2 volunteers at a time in Boulder Island Research Base.