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Monthly Meeting 1 (HANIFARU SEASON 2017)

The first monthly meeting in preparation for Hanifaru Season 2017 was held at Baa Atoll  Biosphere Reserve Office today. Participants from MEE, Resorts, Atoll Council, BACF,BR Office and Maldives Police service were present at this meeting. 
 
The participants were given an update on the activities of Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve Office and were also updated on the policy directions approved by the Environment Ministry in the management of the Reserve.
 
The next meeting is scheduled for the last week of June.
 

BR OFFICE meets SAMPA Consultant.

Dr Anthony Rouphael, a marine scientist who has key expertise in design and implementation of management programs for marine environments and marine protected area planning has met with EPA, Environment Department and BR Office and Baa Atoll Conservation Fund.
 
The Consultant will be here in the Maldives from 9-13 May 2017. He is hired under Project REGENERATE as a consultant to assist the Government of Maldives to formulate a management plan for South Ari Marine Protected Area (SAMPA). The work undertaken by the Consultant is in the stage 1 of this process which is gathering all the necessary information required to formulate the management plan. This involves finding out what is known and unknown about the social uses, governance and ecology of the MPA and incorporate these information in the management plan.
 
The key purpose of his visit this time was to identify the management objectives for SAMPA and ensure that these objectives are aligned with the management priorities of the government.
 
The Consultant during his mission will also meet Ministry of Tourism and Maldives Whale Shark and Reserach Programme.
 

PS of Environment Ministry meets BR Staff

Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Environment and Energy Mr.Ajwad Musthafa together with the Senior Policy Executive Dr.Abdulla Naseer has met with the staff of Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve Office today.
 
Also present in the meeting were Director General of EPA Mr.Ibrahim Naeem and Managing Director of Baa Atoll Conservation Fund Mr.Abdulla Shibau.
 

Protected Areas

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