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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.

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…

Local planning and Climate Change

Being a low-lying, small islands state, the Maldives is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change, sea level rise, changes in temperature and rainfall patterns. Climate change can have a catastrophic impact on the islands resulting in erosion…

The Curious Case of Indian Ocean Warming

Recent studies have pointed out an increased warming over the Indian Ocean warm pool (the central-eastern Indian Ocean characterized by sea surface temperatures greater than 28.0°C) during the past half-century, although the reasons behind this monotonou…