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Hanifaru Season Stakeholder Meeting 2

The second stakeholder meeting of Hanifaru Season 2018 was held at Baa Atoll Council Secretariat today. 15 participants from 9 institutions were present in this meeting.
 
The meeting was chaired by  the Director General of Environmental Protection Agency of Maldives Mr.Ibrahim Naeem. 
 
15 Stakeholders from 9 institutions were present in this meeting namely; Environmental Protection Agency, Baa Atoll Council, Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve Office, Maldives Police Service, Baa Atoll Conservation Fund, Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, Sonevafushi, Manta Trust, Aveyla Madidives and Liquid Salt Dives.
 
The participants were given a presentations by by Atoll BR Office on the work undertaken for the past 2 months,shared information on the Workplan of Baa Atoll BR and discussed issues relating to management plans for protected areas especially Olhigri Protected Area and Mendhoo Region.
 
A presentation was also given by Mantat rust on the research presently being undertaken in the Biosphere Reserve.
 
The next meeting sceduled to be held in September. 

UNESCO designates 24 new Biosphere Reserves

UNESCO has added 24 new sites to the list of Biosphere Reserves at the 30th Session on the International Coordinating Council of MAB Programme which is presented onoing at Palembang Indonesia.

 

The Republic of Moldova and Mozambique are the 2 countries who have designated biosphere reserves for the very first time.

 

Other countries with newly designated sites are Burkina Faso, China, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Ecuador and India. Three new sites were designated in Indonesia, while two in Italy and one were designated in Kazakhstan, Iran, Madagascar, the Netherlands, the South Korea, Russian Federation, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, the United Arab Emirates and the United Republic of Tanzania. According to UNESCO, biosphere reserves in Germany and Italy, have been extended with name changes, while five in Australia, one in the Netherlands and another in the United States, have been withdrawn from the Network at the countries’ request.

 

Every year the International Coordinating Council of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme, adds new sites.

30th Session ICC MAB Programme

The 30th session of the Man and the Biosphere Programme International Co-ordinating Council (MAB-ICC), the MAB Council or ICC, will be held in Palembang, South Sumatra Province, Indonesia from 23 to 28 July 2018. On this occasion, the MAB-ICC will decide upon the inclusion of new biosphere reserves into the World Biosphere Reserve Network and take note of recommendations on periodic review reports of biosphere reserves.

 

The Council is composed of 34 UNESCO Member States, elected by UNESCO's General Conference, respecting: equitable geographical distribution; appropriate rotation; the representativeness of these States from the ecological viewpoint on each continent; and of the importance of their scientific contribution to the international MAB.

 

Ms.Muhusina Abdul Rahman, Assistant Director of Ministry of Environment and Energy and Mr.Abdulla Shibau, Managing Director of Baa Atoll Conservation Fund are attending the 30th Session of MAB Council meeting on behalf of Government of Maldives and Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve respectively.

 

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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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