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Environment

News in Brief

  • PPM MP Ibrahim Riza elected to represent Majlis on JSC
  • Majlis accepts two government-sponsored bills for further review
  • Parliament endorses nominees for four diplomatic posts
Kurendhoo and Fulidhoo erosion threatens communities thumbnail

Kurendhoo and Fulidhoo erosion threatens communities

Fulidhoo Council has said it is about to lose the island’s football stadium while the a local graveyard on Kurendhoo is just 15 feet from the encroaching waves. The Environment Protection Agency has said that disruption to the natural sand movements is a likely cause.


Authorities perservere in efforts to create a litter free Malé thumbnail

Authorities perservere in efforts to create a litter free Malé

“Malé is a small, congested island with a large number of inhabitants. Every one needs to do their bit to keep the island more habitable,” said the director general of the EPA, as the council revealed the true scale of the problem.


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Artificial reef building offers hope as super El Niño looms

Scientists have raised fears of a super El Niño – comparable to that of 1998 – developing this year. This may spell disaster for the Maldives coral reefs. But coral propagation methods, practiced in Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru and Four Seasons Kuda Huraa, offer a glimmer of hope.


Haa Alif Dhidhoo hit by ‘Udha’ waves thumbnail

Haa Alif Dhidhoo hit by ‘Udha’ waves

The already-eroded island is being particularly badly affected by the uniquely Maldivian phenomenon of large waves affected by the moon, gravity, and changes in winds.


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Ecocare concerned about implementation of ray protection regulations

After the recent announcement that all species of ray have been placed on the Maldives’ protected species list, local environmental NGO Ecocare has suggested that government does not have the capacity to enforce the new measures.


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EPA against airport development on Farukolhu

“We believe the damage caused to such an environmentally sensitive area does not justify the project,” EPA’s Ibrahim Naeem said.


Development and environment protection should go together, says President Yameen thumbnail

Development and environment protection should go together, says President Yameen

Economic development and protection of the environment should go in tandem to ensure sustainable development, President Abdulla Yameen has said.


Gan Council fears “health disaster” after severe sewage spill thumbnail

Gan Council fears “health disaster” after severe sewage spill

Recent rains have spread wastewater and sewage to large parts of Laamu atoll Gan Island. The council said it has not received any help from the government.


Are efforts to keep Malé City clean going to waste? thumbnail

Are efforts to keep Malé City clean going to waste?

Malé City Mayor Mohamed Shihab explains the mounting problems facing the council in its attempt to manage the millions of tonnes of waste produced in the densely populated capital every day.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories