After an ongoing campaign effort by several factions to save the mangrove forests in the Maldives, the Environmental Minister publicly tweeted that they will be working in conjunction with MAP to help save and protect the country’s remaining mangroves, especially those impacted by the construction of the Kulhudullfushi airport.

This represents a significant step forward in the campaign, and will hopefully result in a long and fruitful partnership that will benefit the mangroves on this beautiful country. Besides potentially saving a significant portion of mangroves, there are also several rare species that are found only on the atolls in the region. Thus, the project will hopefully help protect these important remnants, all while benefitting the local and global impacts associated with saving these forests!

Here is a link to an article from the Maldives Independent newspaper on MAP’s partnership:

International group to help restore Kulhudhuffushi mangrove