Regulation on the Protection and Preservation of Baa Atoll Hanifaru Marine Protected Area
Baa Atoll Hanifaru region is an area protected in 2009 in accordance with law no. 4/93 (Maldivian Environment Protection and Preservation Act). This area is recognized worldwide for its natural beauty and the abundance of marine life. This area was designated a protected zone in order to preserve the environment and to protect the frequently visiting whale sharks and manta rays.