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Literature

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…

The Impact of the Indian Ocean Tsunami on Maldives

This chapter examines the impact of the December 26, 2004, Indian Ocean Tsunami on the political, social, and economic situation of Maldives and also looks at the recovery work that was done with the assistance of, and in collaboration with, international…

IUCN Maldives Marine Newsletter

IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges by supporting scientific research; managing field projects all over the world; and bringing gove…

Through bleaching and tsunami: Coral reef recovery in the Maldives

Coral reefs are degrading worldwide, but little information exists on their previous conditions for most regions of the world. Since 1989, we have been studying the Maldives, collecting data before, during and after the bleaching and mass mortality event …