Little and Large: Surveying and Safeguarding Coral Reefs & Whale Sharks of the Maldives Archipelago

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Fast Facts
A project offered by:
Biosphere Expeditions
Based in:Malé, The Maldives
Working with:Coral Reefs
Reef associated wildlife
Whale Sharks

Activities including:SCUBA diving
Reef surveys

Price*:£1630
Duration:7 days
*Please note that pricing may be subject to change (check with operator)

The Maldives Marine Research Centre (MRC) of the Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture identified a need for further research and monitoring work as far back as 1997. Biosphere Expeditions is addressing this need and is also working with Reef Check (RC) and the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) in order to provide vital data on reef health.

Data from the coral reef surveys will be used at international, regional and national levels to provide a ‘status report’ on the health of Maldivian reefs. At the national level, it will be used to help make informed management and conservation recommendations. Surveys will be carried out both inside and outside current Maldivian Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) to continue the work of the Marine Conservation Society, which is investigating the impact of MPAs on fish and coral populations.

Go to Biosphere Expedition’s website to find out more about this project.