A research is being carried out on the management of protected areas in the Maldives.
The study is being conducted in collaboration with the Environment Ministry, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Maldivian Embassy in the United Kingdom. The project is supported by Ocean Country Partnership, which is run by the UK government's Blue Planet Fund.
Research-related activities are being conducted in Dhaalu Atoll and Baa Atoll. The study's main purpose is to examine and identify efforts to protect land and marine life and endangered species.
In Baa Atoll, the study is being conducted in the Hanifaru area, a protected area popular among tourists. The study will assess whether the site is being protected in accordance with the policies formulated to protect the site.
The study is being conducted in Dhaalu atoll on the efforts being made to protect the grouper breeding site on Dh. Kudahuvadhoo lagoon.
During the course of the study, information will be collected from the atoll and island councils of Baa and Dhaalu atoll and Women's Development Committees, as well as resorts.