Groupers are very important for the sustainability
of a reef ecosystem. In order to sustain the
groupers stock, we need urgent actions such
as closuring of fishery during the spawning
season and imposing an export restriction. Increasing
awareness among stakeholders is also vital for
management of a sustainable groupers fishery.
For more detail of our save gourper campaign
read 'Save Groupers
SAVE MARINE TURTLES CAMPAIGN
Save Marine Turtle Campaign was initiated as
first Bluepeace campaign on 1st January 1990
by sending more than one thousand New Year greeting
cards to policy makers and to the Public.
this Campaign thousands of T- shirts with
the banner "save marine turtles"
was printed and distributed in freely in the
Maldives since 1990.
In 1991 thousands of stickers were printed
and were distributed nation wide.
of articles were written and published in
local daily newspapers and magazines.
and presented papers on turtle conservation
issues, school, community and national level.
the invitation extended by the President of
the Maldives to national environment NGOs
Bluepeace Director Administration, Mr Mohamed
Shuja met H.E. Mr. Maumoon Abdul Gayoom before
the Rio Summit in 1992. Mr Shuja discussed
with President Gayoom the issue of marine
turtle conservation as priority issue of Bluepeace
in that meeting.
Bluepeace tries to create awareness on the
issue of protecting nesting beaches and harvesting
of turtle eggs, and campaign against total
harvesting of eggs and for protection of nesting
beaches. For more detail of our position on
turtle conservation read 'Marine
Turtles in the Maldives'.
SAVE SEA BIRDS CAMPAIGN
Save Seabirds Campaign was launched on 5 June
1995, the World Environment Day. Bluepeace appealed
government leaders to protect seabirds by sending
appeal letters and issued press releases. A
number of articles were written in journals
and newspapers. School children and public were
informed during workshops the importance of
seabirds to our fisheries and for ecosysytem.
Under the campaign Bluepeace is already in the
process of publishing a poster and a book on
birds of the Maldives.