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Temporary closure of Hanifaru Marine Protected Area

Hanifaru Marine Protected Area will be closed for visitors from 2nd -3rd May 2014. Environmental Protection Agency has temporarily closed the area for annual Maintenance work. According to Clause 15 ...

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33 Protected Birds

33 Birds has been declared as protected under the 4/93 regulation, please download the list from the link below to view the names in English & Dhivhehi. Download List (PDF)     Iulaan: އިޢުލާން   މިނިސްޓްރީ އޮފް ...

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Hanifaru Access Permits 2013

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Hanifaru Access Permits 2013 are available from Environmental Protection Agency.  According to the Hanifaru Protection and Preservation Regulation (2012/ R-23) each individual entering Hanifaru Marine Protected Area must have Hanifaru ...

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Hanifaru Schedule for Season 2013

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EPA has published the Hanifaru Schedule for Season 2013. According to the schedule the resorts and live aboards can use Hanifaru Marine Protected Area in alternative days.   Date Schedule ...

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Hanifaru Tour Guide Registrations 2013

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The Environmental Protection Agency has opened the submission of application for Hanifaru Tour Guide Registration from 8 May 2013. According to the Hanifaru Protection and Preservation Regulation (2012/ R-23) all ...

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Hanifaru Clean- up Program 2013

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Environmental Protection Agency in collaboration Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve has conducted a cleaning and maintenance program in Hanifaru Marine Protected Area from 21st – 23rd April 2013. The event ...

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The First Amendment to the EIA Regulations 2012

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          First amendment to the EIA regulations 2012 has been published on 9th April 2013,detailing the fining mechanism for proponents who do not adhere to the EIA regulations 2012 Download pd...

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Final Technical Specification for Water Supply & Sewerage Systems ( Gravity System )

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Design critical and technical specifications-design and construction of water treatment and system & Designcriteria and technical specifications for conventional gravity sewrage system has been published on 14th April 2013. Now yo...

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Motor Vehicle Emission Standard

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                      Motor Vehicle Emission Standard has been published on 11th April 2013. Now you can view it. Downloads pd...

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Hanifaru Schedule 2012 (Revised)

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  Hanifaru Schedule is been updated form December 2012 to May 2013. Please kindly follow the updated schedule for the rest of the year.   Hanifaru - Date Schedule Dec 2012 - May ...

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EIA Exemption List Available from Gazette

A list of projects that do not require clearance through the EIA process has been gazette on 28th September. The list was prepared taking past experience into consideration. In this ...

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EIA Reports

Reports 2014

Public Hearing Outcomes for the EIA for the Resort Development at K.Kudabandos

Download Public Hearing Outcomes for the Resort Development at K.Kudabandos

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EIA for the Construction of 10 Storey Alia Tower Building with Car Park Basement, Male' City

The proposed project involves development of a residential building at the plot owned by Alia Investments on Haveeree Hingun at Maafannu District of Male’. The residential building will be constructed with a basement to be used as a car park and a terrace on the roof. The ground floor consists of a supermarket, taxi pickup/drop off area, residence ...

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Protected Areas

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Thamburudhoo Thila

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A moderately large reef, with a plateau-like top in 8- 12 m.The best diving site is on the southern side where the reef descends to the channel floor in a series of giant steps. These form numerous large overhangs, a swim through and a couple of beautiful gullies. The overhangs are thronged with sof...

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Makunudhoo Kandu Olhi

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The northern side of Makunudhoo kandu is some 2km long and includes about 5 separate diving points. Two of the most popular points are Kuda Faru (about 800m from the western corner, where a finger of reef protrudes into the Channel creating ideal conditions for big fishes), and two thilas at the...

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Protected Species

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BLACK HEADED HERON

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  Black headed heron (Ardea melanocephala) is locally known as “noo maakanaa”. It has an almost grey appearance overall, with varied intensity from dark to pale. It has white throat complementary with black-topped head and hind neck. The Black-headed Heron is a large bird, standing 85 cm tall,...

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THE COMMON OR BROWN NODDY

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The Brown Noddy (Anous stolidus pileatus) or “Maaranga” is a seabird from the tern family. In the Maldives, the most special places for maaranga were located in central parts of the Maldives, where it was found abundantly than any other place.Adults have a shy-white forehead and crown sharply separa...

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