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Upcoming Hajj and Eid holidays

BR Office wishes to inform all that the Office will be closed during the upcoming Hajj and Eid Holidays beginning 3 October ending on 7 October 2014  and advise all to make the necessary arrangements prior to the holiday period in relation to acquisition of Hanifaru Access Permits.
 
Haniifaru Access Permits are available from Ministry of Environment and Energy and Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve Office in Eydhafushi during office hours. 
 
Therefore those who wish to purchase Hanifaru Access Permit should do so before the holiday period and should you require any assistance on this matter please do not hesitate to call BR Office or Ranger hotline 7905949 on this matter.
 
Although BR Office will be closed during the holidays Ranger facilities will be provided throughout the holiday period.
 
We also wish to inform all to call the Ranger HOTLINE 7905949 prioir to visiting Hanifaru Protected Area.
 

Informing RANGER HOTLINE 7905949 prior to visiting HANIFARU

Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve Office wishes to inform all that one of the major outcome of the monthly meeting held in Baa Atoll Eydhafushi on 18 July 2014 was that all who wish to visit Hanifaru Marine Protected Area should inform BR Office prior to visiting the area.
 
This arrangement has been made in order to facilitate and manage the work undertaken by BR Office and also avoid all unnecessary hassles which may arise.
 
Therefore all those who wish to visit Hanifaru MPA are advised to call RANGER HOTLINE 7905949.
 
The BR Office appreciate and thank work undertaken by all in managing Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve.
 
 

Upcoming Holiday period

BR Office wishes to inform all that the Office will be closed during the upcoming Independence Day and Eid holidays and advise all to make the necessary arrangements prior to the holiday  period in relation to Hanifaru Access Permits.
 
Therefore those who wish to purchase Hanifaru Access Permit should do so before the holiday period and should you require any assistance please do not hesitate to call BR Office or Ranger hotline on this matter.
 
Although BR Office will be closed during the holidays Ranger facilities will be available.
 

BACF invites Call for pre-proposal

The Baa Atoll Conservation Fund (BACF) has invited for Call for pre-proposals for 2013/2014.
 
The focal areas which BACF aims to deliver benefits are in the areas of: 
 
1. Program for the protection, conservation and management of biological and natural resources, biodiversity and nature protection in Baa Atoll,
 
2. Livelihood improvement program for Baa Atoll residents, focusing on projects that are in line with sustainability and atoll ecosystem conservation policies,
 
3. Research, awareness raising and education program, focused on protection, conservation and management of biological and natural resources, biodiversity and nature protection in Baa Atoll.
 
BACF will support small scale projects relating to the above 3 thematic areas and priority areas of work for 2013/2014, for activities that conserve and restore the environment while enhancing people's well-being and livelihoods, taking into consideration gender, vulnerability and equality concerns.
 
Grants will be made directly to civil society organizations (CSOs) with priority for national and local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community-based organizations (CBOs), scientific community, women’s committees, schools, councils and resorts. Proposals from individuals are not entertained rather these proposals should come through in affiliation with any of the mentioned above.
 
The maximum grant amount obtainable per project is US$ 15,000 ( Two Hundred and Thirty One Thousand Three Hundred Maldivian Rufiya ) for a duration of up to 24 months.
 
The deadline for submission for Call for pre-proposal is 12 December 2013, Thursday, 1400hrs.
 
For more information please visit www.bacf.gov.mv.

Baa Atoll Conservation Fund invites Call for pre-proposal

The Baa Atoll Conservation Fund (BACF) has invited for Call for pre-proposals for 2013/2014.
 
The focal areas which BACF aims to deliver benefits are in the areas of: 
 
1. Program for the protection, conservation and management of biological and natural resources, biodiversity and nature protection in Baa Atoll,
 
2. Livelihood improvement program for Baa Atoll residents, focusing on projects that are in line with sustainability and atoll ecosystem conservation policies,
 
3. Research, awareness raising and education program, focused on protection, conservation and management of biological and natural resources, biodiversity and nature protection in Baa Atoll.
 
BACF will support small scale projects relating to the above 3 thematic areas and priority areas of work for 2013/2014, for activities that conserve and restore the environment while enhancing people's well-being and livelihoods, taking into consideration gender, vulnerability and equality concerns.
 
Grants will be made directly to civil society organizations (CSOs) with priority for national and local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community-based organizations (CBOs), scientific community, women’s committees, schools, councils and resorts. Proposals from individuals are not entertained rather these proposals should come through in affiliation with any of the mentioned above.
 
The maximum grant amount obtainable per project is US$ 15,000 ( Two Hundred and Thirty One Thousand Three Hundred Maldivian Rufiya ) for a duration of up to 24 months.
 
The deadline for submission for Call for pre-proposal is 12 December 2013, Thursday, 1400hrs.
 
For more information please visit www.bacf.gov.mv.

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