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  • Chinese survey says Maldives fifth most popular destination
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EPA investigates pictures of alleged dolphin hunting thumbnail

EPA investigates pictures of alleged dolphin hunting

“This is a despicable event,” said EPA Director General Ibrahim Naeem. “We should not be touching these animals and should be trying to limit our interactions with them in order to preserve nature.”


Safari operators in online picture controversy deny shark fishing thumbnail

Safari operators in online picture controversy deny shark fishing

Furamaana Travels – which operates the Bolero Safari boat – have said that the protected species photographed with staff and guests were caught accidentally before being released.


Addu High School wins Zayed Future Energy Prize thumbnail

Addu High School wins Zayed Future Energy Prize

The US$100,000 reward – announced at an award ceremony in Adu Dhabi yesterday evening – was given after the school installed a 2.8kW last year using funds from the UN’s Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme.


Saving the Kulhudhuffushi mangroves thumbnail

Saving the Kulhudhuffushi mangroves

With the decline of the coir-rope industry and move away from traditional ways of life, Kulhudhuffushi islanders see little use for the vast mangrove ecosystems. Environmentalists say new economic activities are essential to preserve and protect mangroves and wetlands.


Environmental NGOs call for action as images of turtle slaughter surface thumbnail

Environmental NGOs call for action as images of turtle slaughter surface

Local environmental NGOs Ecocare and Bluepeace have condemned images circulating on social media showing a turtle being cut in half for its eggs and meat. Police and the Environmental Protection Agency are investigating.


Foreign Minister calls for greater resilience to climate change impacts thumbnail

Foreign Minister calls for greater resilience to climate change impacts

On the tenth anniversary of the Indian Ocean Tsunami, the Foreign Minister has called on the Maldives to build resilience to extreme weather events associated with climate change. Meanwhile, Housing Ministry said the government will complete 338 houses by the end of the year for all the families made homeless by the tsunami.


Nolhivaranfaru ground water contaminated as flooding causes septic tank overflow thumbnail

Nolhivaranfaru ground water contaminated as flooding causes septic tank overflow

Torrential rains on December 18 and 19 caused damage to septic tanks resulting in a severe sewage overflow. The HPA has urged Nolhivaranfaru Islanders to chlorinate groundwater before use.


Solar panels providing 50 percent of Thinadhoo’s electricity thumbnail

Solar panels providing 50 percent of Thinadhoo’s electricity

Along with a 308 kWp system installed earlier, energy minister Ibrahim Thoriq noted at an inauguration ceremony today that solar panels in Thinadhoo could now generate 558 kWp, or 50 percent of electricity used daily.


Maldives should forget about mitigating climate change, says Bluepeace thumbnail

Maldives should forget about mitigating climate change, says Bluepeace

Following the much-criticised agreement reached during climate change talks in Peru this week, local NGO Bluepeace says the country must focus on adapting to, rather than preventing, rising sea-levels.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories