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.