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Manta Festival 2019 venue and dates finalized

 
The decisiosn on a venue to hold Manta Festival 2019  was taken today by the organizers of the festival. It was decided by the Organizwers that this year's festival will be held in Eydhafushi after discussions  Baa Atoll Council, Eydhafuhsi Council, Baa Atoll Education Centre and Baa Atoll Biopshere Reserve Office.
 
Baa Atoll Manta Festival 2019 will take place on 20th and 21st September 2019 on Eydhafushi Island and include two day and evening events dedicated to celebrating the beauty of Maldives’ marine ecosystems and manta rays, aiming to bring communities together from across Baa Atoll and the Maldives. The event will build on last year’s successful festival which took place on Dharavandhoo and drew in over 1000 visitors, 13 schools and 22 resorts and environmental organisations. Please see www.facebook.com/BaaMantaFest for last years highlights.
 
This year, we will have an estimated 2000-3000 visitors; student participants from 13 schools in Baa and beyond as well as resorts, environmental organisations, local businesses and artists showcasing their work. The event will feature over 30 interactive stalls, manta snorkelling fieldtrips, marine-themed competitions, environmental speakers, and performances.
 
Each partner will be responsible for different aspects of festival organisation. The festival will include two day-to-night events. These will include schools, resorts and NGOs showcasing conservation work through stalls and activities, as well as competitions, snorkeling sessions, music and presentations from guest speakers.
 
The festival will be organised by the five partners – Manta Trust, Baa Atoll Council, Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve Office, Eydhafushi Island Council and Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru. s well as resort sponsors.

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