Hanifaru Region

B. Hanifaru

WDPA ID

555576577

Total Area

529.00 ha


Type

UNESCO Biosphere Reserves

Managed Areas

Status
Designated
Contact Number
Baa Atoll BR Office - 6608466
Ranger Hotline - 7905949

High biodiversity marine region possessing a unique dynamic water circulation system that during western monsoons, aggregated for feeding (whale sharks and manta rays) and mating (manta rays) in high numbers of endangered mega fauna animals (whale sharks and manta rays). Therefore this site is biologically and biodiversity significant for the Baa Atoll, Maldives and globally. Similarly this area has a very high tourism value for mega fauna and recreational diving and snorkeling. Nest sites for green and hawksbill turtles. Occasional roosting site for the Black– Napped Tern, Lesser and Brown Noddy terns.

Zones

Hanifaru Bay Area

Hanifaru Bay Area

Hanifaru Island

Hanifaru Island

Attributes

Date of Protection:
05 June 2011

Bookings

Activities
No activities.

Resources

2011_Baa Atoll_8 sites

10.96 MB
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Hanifaru Regulation_2012

1.89 MB
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2011 Baa Atoll 8 sites_EN

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