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Rangers at work for the first time in the Hanifaru Marine Protected Area in Baa Atoll

There is something remarkably different about the current whale shark season that runs from June to November in the protected Hanifaru Area of Baa Atoll.

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Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve officially launched

 

The President of Maldives Dr. Mohamed Waheed has officially launched the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and Baa Atoll Conservation Fund. The function was held at Baa atoll Eydhafushi Bahiyya Pre-School ON 13 June 2012. The event was attended by Minister of Environment and Energy Dr. Mariyam Shakeela, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Mr. Ahmed Adheeb Abdul Ghafoor, Minister of Fishers and Agriculture Mr. Ahmed Shafeeu, Minister of State Mr. Abdul Matheen Mohamed, Deputy Minister Mr. Abdullahi Majeed, partners from the resort community, members of the Atoll and Island Councils dignitaries from the UN , students, members of the public and the media.

First National Stakeholder Conference on Declaring Maldives as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

The First National Stakeholder Conference on Declaring Maldives as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve was held at Bandos Island Resort  on 8 November 2013.
This gathering was honored by the President of Republic of Maldives Dr. Mohamed Waheed. Also in attendance were the Vice President Mr. Mohamed Waheed Deen, Minister of Environment and Energy Dr. Mariyam Shakeela, cabinet Ministers, foreign dignitaries and dignitaries of the government, top level executives of the Ministry of Environment and Energy and other distinguished guests.

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First meeting of Baa Atoll Conservation Board Meeting undertaken

The first meeting of the Baa Atoll Conservation Fund Board was held on 7 November 2012. The main purpose of this Board meeting was to update members about the current status of Baa Atoll Conservation Fund (BACF) and of the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
 
The following agenda items were discussed at this meeting:
 
1.    Update members on the BACF, Biosphere Reserve and AEC Project
2.    Overview of BACF governance and institutional arrangements
3.    Confirmation of members of the Board and Chairman.
4.    TOR and Rules of Procedure of the Board
5.    Appointment of Managing Director for BACF and other staff
6.    Revenue Streams-status, projects and plans
7.    Expenditure Projections and Decisions
8.    General Discussion on BACF work plan priorities
 

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Hanifaru

Hanifaru

  Hanifaru was declared protected on 5 June 2009 and the protected area of coverage includes the uninhabited island of Hanifaru...

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Mendhoo Region

Mendhoo Region

Mendhoo Region was declared protected on 5 June 2011 and the protected area of coverage includes the island of Nibiligaa...

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MAAHURUVALHI REGION

MAAHURUVALHI REGION

Maahuruvalhi Reef Region was declared protected on 5 June 2011 and the protected area of coverage includes Maahuruvalhi Reef including...

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Angafaru Region

Angafaru Region

Angafaru was declared protected on  6th of June 2009. The protected area includes Dhonfanuthila, Dhiguthila and Mahaanagaa.

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Bathalaa Region

Bathalaa Region

Bathala Region was declared protected on 5 June 2011 and the protected area of coverage includes Bathalaahuraa reef and the...

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Dhigali Haa & Dhigali Giri

Dhigali Haa & Dhigali Giri

Dhigali Haa was decalred protected in October 1999 and on 5 June 2011 the boundary area of Dhigali Haa was...

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Olhugiri

Olhugiri

Olhugiri Island and its house reef was declared protected on 4th June 2006. 

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Mathifaru Hura

Mathifaru Hura

Mathifaru Hura Region was declared as protected on 5 June 2011 and the protected area of coverage includes Mathifaruhurra island...

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Goidhoo Koaru Area

Goidhoo Koaru Area

Goidhoo Koaru Area is located on the nothern side on the inhabited island of Goidhoo. The area was declared protected...

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Wreck of Corbin

Wreck of Corbin

The wreck of "Corbin" was declared protected on 5 June 2011 and the protected area of coverage includes area one...

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