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Maldives - Overview

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Main References

National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan

Fourth National Report



Status and Trends of Biodiversity

Overview

The greatest diversity of life in the Maldives occurs in the coral reefs of this island nation. At least 1090 species of fish and 187 coral species have been recorded. The islands are typical coral islands with limited life on land. About 583 species of plants have been recorded, 260 of which are believed to be native or naturalized, and 323 species constitute cultivated plants that were introduced for agriculture and ornamental purposes... More »

National Biodiversity Strategy Action Plan

Major features of National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan

The three goals of the NBSAP are: conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity; capacity building for biodiversity conservation through a strong governance framework and improved knowledge and understanding; and community participation, ownership and support for biodiversity conservation. The major objectives and actions identified relate to: integration of biodiversity conservation into development processes; policies for sustainable use; in-situ and ex-situ conservation; management of threatening processes; economic incentives; knowledge and understanding; awareness raising; strengthened legal and institutional framework; development of human resources; capacity building; community participation; and implementation... More »

National Contacts

Full details of national contacts »

Convention on Biological Diversity

Ms. Muhusina Abdul Rahman
CBD Primary NFP, CHM NFP, SBSTTA NFP
Mr. Ahmed Saleem
CBD Secondary NFP, SBSTTA NFP
Ms. Aishath Aileen Niyaz
Resource Mobilization FP
Mr. Mohamed Zahir
ICNP ABS NFP, Traditional Knowledge NFP, GTI NFP, GSPC NFP
Ms. Aishath Farhath Ali
Protected Areas NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Ms. Muhusina Abdul Rahman
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP, BCH NFP

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