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Report of Protected Area Effectiveness Management Evaluations for Three Sites in the Maldives (Draft version) 2022

Marine Protected Areas International Environmental management

Abstract

In 2021/2022, the Ocean Country Partnership Programme (OCPP) collaborated with the Government of the Maldives to undertake a pilot study into the management effectiveness of three different types of sites in Maldivian waters.

The aim of this study was to increase understanding on how these sites function, determine how well they are being managed, highlight key success areas, and provide recommendations on how management could be improved. The three sites for the study were chosen based on their different management attributes:

  1. Hanifaru Area as a national Marine Protected Area (MPA) under the Maldivian Environment Protection Act (No.4/93) and a core zone of the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with an active management plan.
  2. Kudahuvadhoo Kanduolhi a grouper spawning aggregation site regulated under the Fisheries Act of the Maldives (No.14/2019) as a fisheries protection measure.
  3. Angsana Velavaru house reef as a ‘no take’ site under the Tourism Boundary Regulation (No.2012/R-7) and a potential candidate for designation as an Other Effective Area-based Conservation Measure (OECM).

This report is a draft version; a final version will be published following an opportunity for stakeholders to comment on the draft report, which closes on 10 October 2022. All data and evidence submitted during this period will be taken into consideration before the final publication of the report. For more information, including details regarding how to comment, visit the OCPP Maldives webpage.

This resource may not be fully accessible for all users. If you need a copy in a different or more accessible format, please contact Communications@jncc.gov.uk.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Oceans

Reference date 2022·09·01

Citation
Ocean Country Partnership Programme. 2022., Report of Protected Area Effectiveness Management Evaluations for Three Sites in the Maldives (draft version).

Lineage
Information in this report was collated via online stakeholder surveys, literature reviews, expert opinions and validation workshops.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC author

Limitations on public access No Limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2022·09·26

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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