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BAARU General Meeting at Four Seasons

The annual general meeting of Baa Atoll Resources United (BAARU) was held at at Four Seasons Maldives Landaagiraavaru on Thursday 13 April 2017 which was attended by members and associate members of BAARU. On behalf of the Minister of Environment and Energy Hon.Thoriq Ibrahim, the general meeting was attended by Policy Executive Dr. Abdulla Naseer and Managing Director of Baa Atoll Conservation Fund Mr.Abdulla Shibau.
 
Discussions during the meeting included preparations for this year's Manta Season, Regional Waste Management Facility on Raa Atoll Vandhoo and issues relating to the management of Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve and Baa Atoll Conservation Fund.
 

Moodhumaakan’du Festival 2017

Moodhumaakan’du Festival 2017 #MMKF17 was held at Alifu Alifu Atoll Rasdhoo island today. The Festival was attended by school children from Rasdhoo, Maalhos, Mathiveri, Himandhoo, Ukulhas, Thoddoo and Feridhoo schools.
A clean-up event of Rasdhoo beach area was organized as part of the activities of the event together with a Quiz competition on biodiversity of Maldives was held with the students of school.
Environment Protection Agency, Manta Trust , Maldives National University, Ministry of Environment and Energy, Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve were present at this Festival together with the schools who attended from the atoll.
This Festival was held in association with International Union for Conservation of Maldives (IUCN) under their ‘Re-generate’ project being implemented by Ministry of Environment and Energy. Previously two other festival under the name Moodhumaakanu was held in AA. Mathiveri in 2014 and in AA. Ukulhas in  2015. 
A total  of 140 students and 40 teachers from 07 islands participated in the festival which was inaugurated by the Minister of State for Environment Mr.Abdulla Ziyad.
 

BR Consultant meets BR Office staff

Dr.Thomas Schaaf who has been assigned by Government of Maldives working together with IUCN to prepare the Nomination Document for Maldives to be declared as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve has met with Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve office staff today.

The main purpose of the Consultant’s visit to Baa Atoll is to gain first-hand information of Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve by meeting with various stakeholders of Baa.

The trip which Dr.Thomas undertaking to Baa Atoll from 1 to 3 April accompanied by the Managing Director of Baa Atoll Conservation Fund  Mr.Abdulla Shibau consists of meetings with Baa Atoll resort representatives, Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve Office staff, Island and Atoll Council and also visit 2 core areas of the Reserve as well.

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Hanifaru

Hanifaru

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Mendhoo Region

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MAAHURUVALHI REGION

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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

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

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Bathalaa Region

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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

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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

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Goidhoo Koaru Area

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Wreck of Corbin

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