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Mendhoo-Nibiligaa Region survey

A team from EPA together with Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve Office is presently undertaking a filed  survey of the protected area of Mendhoo and Nibiligaa Region and the main purpose of this survey is to come up with the Zonation Plan for the region.
 
The Management Plan for the region of Olhagiri was completed in March and out of the 9 core areas in the atoll, management plans for the remaining  6 core areas are at various stages and it is expected that these will be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2019.
 

Short Course on National Coral Reef Monitoring Protocols

A short trainng course on baseline data collection on the national coral reef monitoring framework protocols was conducted on Baa Atoll Maalhos with Maldivers Diving Center and Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve Office from 20 March to 23 March 2018.
 
During the training participants were taught to conduct beach profiling, benthic substrate surveys, fish surveys and invertebrate surveys on the reef. 
 
The trained members will continue monitoring their reefs and beaches to understand the changes to their environment over the long term.
 
The training course was conducted under the guidance of renowned Maldivian Marine Biologist Mr.Husen Zahir (Husenbe).
 

Info sessions for Girl Guides

An outreach session was held for the Girl Guides from Baa Atoll Education Center yesterday evening. A total of 102 girl guides were present at this session where information was provided to them by Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve Office. Sessions similar to this are to planned be held at all the schools in Baa Atoll throughout the year.

Protected Areas

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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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