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  • Survey team for Malé-Hulhulé bridge arrives in Maldives
  • Maldivian judge re-elected for second term on UN anti-torture subcommittee
  • Elections Commission announces official results of Kolhufushi by-election
“It’s cool at 25″: environment ministry launches energy saving campaign thumbnail

“It’s cool at 25″: environment ministry launches energy saving campaign

Electricity used for air-conditioning accounts for 60 to 70 percent of energy consumption by households and offices in the Maldives, Minister of Environment and Energy Thoriq Ibrahim observed in his message on the occasion of World Energy Day yesterday.


Maldivians could be among first climate refugees, warns Nasheed thumbnail

Maldivians could be among first climate refugees, warns Nasheed

“The world has lost the window of opportunity to mend its ways. Big emitters have sentenced us. The world temperature will rise, and the seas will rise over our nose,” the former president at the International Bar Association’s climate change conference.


US sailors visit children’s home, join clean-up event in Vilimalé thumbnail

US sailors visit children’s home, join clean-up event in Vilimalé

“I like being able to come overseas and help out other people and see how they live,” said Petty Officer Daniel Cornede. “Especially when it comes to cleaning up the beach, because I come from Hawaii, and this is how I was raised to pick up trash off the beach.”


MIFCO yellow fin tuna receives Friends of the Sea eco-label thumbnail

MIFCO yellow fin tuna receives Friends of the Sea eco-label

The Friends of the Sea certification “authorises the tuna processor and exporter to carry the eco-label for yellowfin tuna from its certified vessels operating in the Western Indian Ocean.”


Local sustainable fisheries auditor appointed in Maldives thumbnail

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.


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

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.


Slow Loris spared euthanasia by UK conservationist group thumbnail

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.


Environment minister inaugurates coastal protection project in Raa Maduvvari thumbnail

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).


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories