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This online library includes all available publications related to the Maldives marine environment. You can search and download (when possible) publications based on topic, location, year of publication, journal, type of publication and more. We will be updating the publication database constantly, adding new literature when it becomes available. If you would like to submit publications to the Maldives Conservation Portal, please contact us.

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?

What Works in Conservation

This book provides a quick reference guide to the latest and most relevant scientific studies into many different types of conservation management techniques and interventions. It aims not to make recommendations but to assist land managers and conservati…

The Ecological Role of Sharks on Coral Reefs

Sharks are considered the apex predator of coral reefs, but the consequences of their global depletion are uncertain. Here we explore the ecological roles of sharks on coral reefs and, conversely, the importance of reefs for sharks. We find that most reef…

Waste Incineration Guideline

This guideline prepared by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of Maldives is intended to facilitate the construction and operation of waste incinerators safely and to mitigate the adverse environmental and health impacts that may arise.  This guid…

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…

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…

Widespread occurrence of coral diseases in the central Maldives

Coral diseases are one of the most important causes of coral reef decline worldwide. Although they are well investigated in some areas of the Caribbean and the Great Barrier Reef, they have been poorly studied in the Indian Ocean, and particularly in the …

Marine Turtles of the Red Sea

Marine turtles are long-lived reptiles that appeared on Earth in the late Triassic. There are seven extant species worldwide, five of which can be found in the Red Sea: the green turtle, the hawksbill turtle, the loggerhead turtle, the olive ridley turtle…

Statement of the Northern Indian Ocean Marine Turtle Meeting

We, delegates from Bangladesh, India, the Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka and representatives of nongovernmental and scientific organisations met from 11-12 October 2015 in Malé to discuss measures for the comprehensive protection, conservation, repleni…

Estimating Current and Future Groundwater Resources of the Maldives

The water resources of the atolls of the Republic of Maldives are under continual threat from climatic and anthropogenic stresses, including land surface pollution, increasing population, drought, and sea-level rise (SLR). These threats are particularly a…