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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.

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 …

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…

Long live Marine Reserves: A review of experiences and benefits

This paper reviews the socio-economic, ecological, and conservation experiences during the establish-ment of Marine Reserves (no-take Marine Protected Areas (MPA)) in New Zealand in an international con-text. Once operational, reserves became popular wit…

Whale Shark Monitoring Workshop Report

The IUCN Maldives Marine Projects and Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme (MWSRP) facilitated a 1-day workshop aimed at increasing knowledge about whale shark monitoring in the Maldives. 24 professionals from resorts, dive centers, liveaboards, and th…

Global tsunami hazard and exposure due to large co-seismic slip

Tsunamis are infrequent events with the power to cause massive loss of life, large economic losses, and cascading effects such as destruction of critical facilities. Historical tsunamis and paleotsunami evidence indicates indirectly that massive megathrus…