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  • By accessing and using any of the datasets distributed by Maldives Conservation Portal, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to comply with the terms and conditions specified on this page. Maldives Conservation Portal may amend these terms and conditions at any time. Your continued use of this data constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions stated at the time of your use. You should contact Maldives Conservation Portal to determine the current terms and conditions to which you are bound.
  • You may use these datasets for non-commercial purposes, including research, education, presentations, and non-commercial publications. You understand and agree that you may not copy, reproduce, distribute or create derivative works for other purposes, without prior, written authorization from the Maldives Conservation Portal Project Leader. When using or publishing any parts of these datasets, proper acknowledgement of Maldives Conservation Portal and original source(s), is required.
  • Maldives Conservation Portal makes reasonable efforts to provide accurate data and information through its Web site, database, and other channels. Nevertheless, you understand and agree that Maldives Conservation Portal shall not be liable for any loss or damage resulting from any use of, or inability to use, this data, or resulting form any errors or omissions in the data content.
  • Unless expressly stated otherwise, the information, interpretations, and conclusions expressed on the Maldives Conservation Portal Web site are those of the various authors of the work and are not necessarily those of the Maldives Conservation Portal Project or the IUCN Marine Maldives Projects and partners.
  • As a condition of use of the Maldives Conservation Portal Web site, the user agrees to indemnify the Maldives Conservation Portal Project, the IUCN Marine Maldives Projects and its affiliates from and against any and all actions, claims, losses, damages, liabilities and expenses arising out the user’s use of this site. If the user is dissatisfied with any material on this Site or with any of the terms and conditions of use of this Site, the user’s sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using this Site.
  • The Maldives Conservation Portal Web site contains links to third-party Web sites. The linked sites are not under the control of the Maldives Conservation Portal Project and the Maldives Conservation Portal Project is not responsible for the contents and/or privacy policies of any of the linked sites or any link contained in a linked site. The inclusion of a link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by the Maldives Conservation Portal Project.


  • To give proper credit to the original authors, please cite information taken from Maldives Conservation Portal by the original source(s) as displayed on the Maldives Conservation Portal Web pages.
  • In addition, we request acknowledgement of use of Maldives Conservation Portal, through statements such as:
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To properly cite Maldives Conservation Portal as a reference, please use:

Maldives Conservation Portal. September, 2014.

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