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WHAT CAUSES CORAL BLEACHING?

We all know that coral bleaching causes reefs to turn white. But what makes this happen and what does it mean?

Muraka Meehun newsletter

  CORAL BLEACHING & RESILIENT REEFS This month we’re exploring common misconceptions around the phenomenon of coral bleaching. 5 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT CORAL BLEACHING Coral bleaching has been making global headlines for the past two y…

Common Plants of Maldives

Over the past century, island biodiversity across the globe has been subjected to extreme pressure due to habitat change, over-exploitation, invasion by alien species and more importantly climate change and pollution. It is common knowledge that small isl…

IUCN Public Seminar Series 2016

14/07/2016, 17:00
Maldives Malé
Speakers:  Mr. Martin Stelfox Topic : Megafauna and Ghost Gear: A Closer Look Date : 14th July 2016  (Thursday) Time: 17:00  hrs Venue : MNU auditorium (Male’,Maldives)

Protected Birds of Maldives

EPA – Protected Birds List (Oct 12-2010) These birds are protected in the Maldives under the Environment Protection and Preservation Act, (4/93).  Their capture, trade and keeping in captivity is prohibited.  

Maldives Sharkwatch Survey Report – 4th Year

The biology of sharks, with slow growth, late maturity and low fecundity makes them very vulnerable to  exploitation. Additionally, sharks play a key role in the ecosystem and are top predators in the marine  food chain.…

Zonation System for the Baa Atoll Plan of Management

Baa Atoll, previously known as South Maalhosmadulu Atoll is located in the west of the central part of the Maldives (Figure 1). The atoll is approximately 1,200 km2 in area and is approximately 63 km long (4°48’S to 5°22’N) and 38 km at its widest p…