Former President Mohamed Nasheed was yesterday (April 14) temporarily “obstructed” from traveling overseas despite having High Court approval, the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has alleged.
The Maldives is at risk of losing its dolphin safe tuna certification and fishing vessels will be banned from delivering tuna for export if they participate in sea turtle killing.
Sea turtles are being slaughtered en masse in the Maldives with no action taken by authorities to uphold local conservation laws or adhere to international agreements to protect the endangered species.
Local police on Nilandhoo island in Faafu Atoll assisted with the collection and release of hatchling sea turtles by putting them in a freshwater pond and feeding them biscuits and rice.
Maldivian civil society is holding Earth Hour events today (March 23) to highlight the urgent need to take action against climate change and care for the environment, while the Ministry of Environment and Energy “facilitates”.
Locally known as ‘Kinboo’, the crocodile was first captured back in 1998 and was subsequently put inside an enclosure in a children’s play park for public entertainment.
Exclusive luxury resort Soneva Fushi is embroiled in an increasingly hostile dispute with Biosphere Expeditions, an international environmental conservation non-governmental organisation (NGO), over allegations of grant contract breaching and “green-washing”.
Private companies and international actors are leading renewable energy implementation in the Maldives while the government “prepares” for various solar power projects.
The government is moving ahead with plans to transform the Maldives into a biosphere reserve through the designation of zones across the country that would earmark land use for specific purposes such as tourism development or conservation.