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.
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