H A. Baarah Wetland

HA. Baarah

WDPA ID

555697556

Total Area

51.00 ha


Status
Designated
Contact Number

Not listed.

Formed in the shape of the arabic letter 'ب,' Ha. Baarah, even in its formation, is different to other islands, and has unique environmental characteristics. Covering a large area on the eastern side of the island are 10 different areas of mangroves and wetlands, however, there is indication that these areas were once connected. The total area of the island is 256.7 hectares, of which 39 hectares consist of mangroves. It is said that the mangrove area on this island is one of the places that Boduthakurufaanu travelled to on the Kalhu'ohfummi to flee the Portuguese in the 1570s. Six types of mangroves are observed on this island, and a significant number of Small-Leaved Orange Mangrove (Kan'doo) and Red Mangrove (Ran'doo) are found. This area is home to a number of birds, and Common Greenshank (Chonchon Ilolhi), a very rarely sighted bird, has also been observed in this area. In addition to this, the area of the island where the mangrove meets the sea is a nursery for young turtles, rays, different types of fish and sharks.

Attributes

Protected Area Category
  • Category 7 - Protected Area with Sustainable Use
Date of Protection:
30 December 2018

Bookings

Activities
No activities.

Resources

HDh. Keylakunu, HDh. Neykurendhoo Mangrove and Ha.Alif Baarah Mangrove

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HA. Baarah Social Survey Report-dv

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HA. Baarah Social Survey Report-en

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HA. Baarah Technical Report

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