Major ecosystem type
- Marine and coastal (Indian Ocean)
Research and monitoring
Baseline studies have been completed during 2005-2010 as part of the GEF Atoll Ecosystem Conservation project. These include: Marine Biodiversity baseline; Birds and Bats summary report; Economic valuation of Biodiversity; Socio-economic baselines. An intensive long-term study of whale sharks and manta rays is being organized by the resorts. Each resort also has an ongoing reef monitoring programme.
Major habitats & land cover types
- Coral reefs, Islands and sandbanks, mangroves, seagrass beds
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