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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.

EPA has started issuing Hanifaru Access Tokens


According to the Hanifaru Protection and Preservation Regulation (No.23-R/2012), we have started issuing Hanifaru Tokens to resorts, safari boats and tour operators sending tourists to Hanifaru Marine Protected Area.

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Hanifaru Island Cleanup Undertaken

Environmental Protection Agency in collaboration Atoll Ecosystem Conservation Project has conducted a cleaning program in Hanifaru Island on 17th April 2012.

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