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Three tools for business and biodiversity

Published 2017-08-03
Dr Francis Vorheis will present three tools to encourage improved biodiversity by business: 1) Performance Standard 6 of the International Finance Corporation 2) the Verified Conservation Area approach; and 3) Biodiversity Investment Fund Dr Francis Vorhe…

Coral reefs in the 21st Century

Published 2017-04-02
Experts from Global Change Institute of the University of Queensland, Australia, Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg and Sophie Dove will be talking about challenges of the coral reef ecosystems and are facing at a global level. Professor Ove will talk on the ac…

Discovering Coral reef fish biodiversity

The REEFish project conducted by an international consortium aims at understanding the ecological and evolutionary process shaping fish biodiversity in the Maldives. One of the main goals of REEFish project is to understand the process of gene flow among …

Securing the future of coral reefs in a warming world

Coral reefs are one of the most sensitive ecosystems to climate change. The current coral bleaching event unfolding right now in the Maldives is just one manifestation of the global effects of a warming world. Effective coral reef management has never bee…

Sea turtles of the Maldives: Ecology and Conservation

Published 2016-04-20
Dr. Jillian Hudgins will be talking about the biology, threats and conservation of sea turtles in the Maldives. She holds a PhD in earth science and has been working on marine conservation issues in the Maldives since 2011. From 2013 onwards she has been …

Advanced marine science in the Maldives

The Marine Research Center and IUCN through Project REGENERATE partnered with Catlin Seaview Survey (CSS) Expedition to provide a baseline of coral reef characteristics and health across habitats affected by varying levels of human influence and human dev…