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Meeting with Maldives Police and LGA

A meeting was held with Local Government Authority, Maldives Police Services, Environment Department, Environment Protection Agency and Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve Office at the Ministry of Environment and Energy today.
 
The main objective of the meeting was to discuss the subject of uprooting of large amounts of trees for various purposes; issues related to this activity, methods undertaken in doing so at various islands, raising awareness on the subject amongst all stakeholder’s and how to bring solutions to this matter by working together.
 
Also discussed in the meeting were concerns relating to capture of migratory birds by residents of islands , what the roles and responsibilities of Maldives Police Service and Environmental Protection Agency are how each participant could actively take part in minimizing this.
Follow up meetings are scheduled on the subject matter in the coming months.
 

Olhugiri Management Plan discussions with Atoll Council

Final discussions with Baa Atoll Council on the draft management plan for the protected area of Olhugiri took place today at Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve Office. The President of Baa Atoll Council Mr.Mabrook Naseer represented Baa Atoll Council in this meeting and raised their viewpoint to the management methods and activities proposed in the planwhich was sent to the Council previously.
 
With this task completed the final draft of the management plan will be completed by the end of January 2018.
 

Declaration of UNESCO World Heritage Site,

Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve was at present at the Workshop on Management and Planning of Coral Stones Mosques of Maldives organized by Department of National Heritage from 5 – 7 December 2017 at National Museum.
The experiences of the Atoll Ecosystem Conservation Project, declaration of Baa Atoll as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, establishment of Baa Atoll Conservation Fund and information on grants provided under the grants scheme  from Baa Atoll Conservation Fund Work was shared in this Workshop.
Work is presently being undertaken by the Department of National Heritage to list the Grand Friday Mosque of Male’ as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 

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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