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Whale Shark Mating Area is Leased for Developing into Industrial Site
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Hanifaru in Baa Atoll, is an uninhabited island with a natural underwater bay -locally known as ‘Vandhumaafaru Adi’ famous for whale sharks. The bay, known to... read more
 
Sand Mining Might Erase Some Islands from Map of Maldives
sand mining
Since time immemorial artisanal coral sand extraction or mining from local beaches and lagoons, mainly for construction... read more
 
Towards an Artificial Paradise on Earth
Kaashidhoo
The Government has recently announced plans to develop ten artificial islands by reclaiming natural lagoons of inhabited islands... read more
 

ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS, ARTICLES AND REPORTS

whaleshark Danger to whale shark in the Maldives - By Tim Davies
The Maldives Whale Shark Project studies the whale shark population here in the Maldives, collecting whale shark sightings from throughout the atolls to build up a picture of the structure and movements of these colossal sharks. Through collaboration with visiting researchers and various dive centres across the Maldives we have built up a comprehensive... read more
   
white tern White Tern, the Symbol of Addu Atoll - Bluepeace
The White Tern (Gygis alba) locally know as Dhondheeni, sometimes called as Kandhuvalu dhooni is a small seabird traditionally only confined to the Addu Atoll, the southern uttermost atoll in the Maldives. However, the White Tern is commonly found across the tropical seas of the world and in the Indian Ocean... read more
   
bat Endangered Maldives Fruit Bat - Bluepeace
Two species of megabats had been recorded in the Maldives, namely Pteropus hypomelanus maris and Pteropus giganteus ariel. Although 16 subspecies of fruit bat has been documented and common world wide, the subspecies Pteropus hypomelanus maris of the Maldives is considered endangered due to excessive culling and limited distribution... read more
   
mangrove Atoll Mangroves Absorbed Lethal Power of Asian Tsunami - Bluepeace
Mangroves in the Maldives are normally found in depressions of islets locally known as Kulhi.  Some species of mangroves also grow along island lagoons. Mangrove areas are highly productive ecosystem contributing to the food chains of atoll islands... read more
   
blood-sucker Bloodsuckers Common in Maldives - Bluepeace
Bloodsuckers are agamid lizards widely distributed in the Maldives and in tropical Asian gardens. Bloodsuckers get their incorrect name from the tendency of males in breeding season developing blood red throats... read more
   
coastal vegetation Maldives NGO Calls for Creation of Nature Reserves
Minivan News
Maldives’ only environmental non-governmental organisation (NGO), ‘Bluepeace’, has called for the creation of nature reserves to offset increasing environmental damage caused by rising industrial activity... read more
   
tsunamis Islands sharing same lagoon affected worst by tsunamis - Bluepeace
Extreme events, particularly high waves and storms, play a vital role in the pattern of island accumulation and island erosion in the atolls of the Maldives... read more
 
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