Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve Office together with Baa Atoll Conservation Fund held a meeting with Baa Atoll Council today at the Atoll Council premises.
The main discussion point of the meeting included status of implementation of Management Plan for Olhugiri Protected Area. It was informed by Baa Atoll Council that work is presently underway in finalizing the policies in the use of Olhugiri Protected Area by the communities of both Hithaadhoo and Thulhaadhoo islands as per the MOUs signed between the Atoll Council and Environmental Protection Agency and the subsequent MOUs which were signed between both Hithaadhoo and Thulhaadhoo Councils with Baa Atoll Council.
Also discussed was the issues in relation to cleanup of Olhugiri Protected Area in parallel with opening of the island to the 2 communities and tentative dates were agreed as to when this would take place.
The Cleanup activity will be undertaken with participation from 2 island communities, both Councils together with assistance from the nearby resorts working together with Baa Atoll Council and Baa Atoll Biosphere Office.
We will be informing the dates of the cleanup activity shortly and all those who are interested in taking part in this activity are most welcome.
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