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  • EU concerned at gang violence and religious intolerance in Maldives
  • Mosques to be brought under Islamic ministry on November 1
  • Terrorism trials on February 8 arson in Addu City postponed
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Local sustainable fisheries auditor appointed in Maldives

“It is great to have someone based in the Maldives who can take on new MSC assessment programmes and also manage existing ones, for example through surveillance audits,” said UK sustainable fisheries consultant MacAlister Elliott & Partners.


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Former President Gayoom calls for leadership of small island states in climate change

Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has called upon leaders of developed nations to allow small island states to lead the world in efforts to combat climate change.


Maldives’ economy hardest hit by climate change: Asian Development Bank thumbnail

Maldives’ economy hardest hit by climate change: Asian Development Bank

The report on climate and economics in South Asia released today said that the Maldives had the most to benefit from mitigation efforts, reducing economic losses caused from potential sea-level rises by more than two thirds.


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Slow Loris spared euthanasia by UK conservationist group

“This has never been done before, to move endangered species overseas from the Maldives. This has been an amazing, unprecedented international effort,” Dr Alison Cronin, Director of Monkey World told press.


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Environment minister inaugurates coastal protection project in Raa Maduvvari

Environment Minister Thoriq Ibrahim inaugurated a coastal protection project on the island of Maduvvari in Raa atoll on Thursday (August 7).


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.


Artificial reef building offers hope as super El Niño looms thumbnail

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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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories