The marine riches of the Maldives

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Coral reefs contain a dazzling variety of species and are considered among the world’s richest ecosystems. But in the Maldives, the reefs have in some places been reduced to clumps of gray chalkstone. Climate change is to blame, but also sewage and trash deposited in coastal waters, as well as careless divers.

Coral reef expert Ameer Abdulla from the nature conservation organization IUCN wants all stakeholders to take responsibility for preserving the reefs. He’s set up the "House Reef" project - which is part of the Blue Solutions network funded by the International Climate Initiative - to convince hotel managers to set up private marine conservation zones with the help of marine biologists.

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Length
06:44 Minutes

Date of publication
2014

Project

Blue Solutions - Implementing the CBD Strategic Plan in the field of marine and coastal biodiversity

Global Ideas

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The television reports and documentaries of Deutsche Welle's 'Global Ideas' media project provide people all over the world with information on model projects which implement biodiversity and climate protection. The media project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety through the International Climate Initiative.

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