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Manta Ray Workshop

Maldives Manta Research Programme hosted a Manta Ray Workshop at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru on behalf of Manta Trust on 23 May 2019. 
 
A total of 55 participants from 21 resorts, guest houses, dive centres and Councils were there at the Workshop where the biology and ecology of manta rays were discussed, information on manta research education together with Marine Education Program for local schools was shared and also discussed were the findings of 2018 annual report of MMRP.
 
A special presentation from the Biosphere Reserve Maldives Office was also made in this Workshop focussing on Hanifaru Protected Area in which the participants were made aware of the Hanifaru Regulations. do's and do nots's in the area and also on the experiences of Rangers of Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve in managing the area. 
 
The timing of the Workshop was indeed great because it coincided with the start of Hanifaru Season 2019 and the main resource users of the atoll being there was of immnese importance.
 
The Nautilus, Soneva Fushi, Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa, Dharavandhoo Divers Maldives, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas, Dusit Thani Maldives, Finolhu, Milaidhoo, The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort, Royal island Resort & Spa / Maldives, Reethi Beach Resort, Amilla Fushi, Reethi Faru Resort, Joali Maldives, Faarufushi Maldives, Manta Reisen, Kihaa Maldives, Baa Atoll Education Centre, and Secretariat of Baa Atoll Council attended theis very important Workshop.

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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