Lh.Sehlhifushi and Hiriyadhoo

Lhaviyani (Lh)

WDPA ID

555705956

Total Area

492.00 ha


Status
Designated
Contact Number

Not listed.

Sehlhifushi and Hiriyadhoo are the 2 islands located on the northernmost side of one of the largest uninhabited islands of Faadhihpolhu, which is split into 5 administrative islands. Lh. Sehlhifushi – Hiriyadhoo wetland area is an uninhibited island on the east edge of Faadhihpolhu. Even though historically it has been recorded that these 5 islands were separate, due to the changes in the lagoon current, the islands have seen rapid changes. The bay (kollavaani) in this area is environmentally significant. These areas are not seen very often in the Maldives but are especially important for the reproduction of creatures living in reefs. The mangrove (kulhi) in this area is surrounded by trees consisting of 19 different types. The keheruvah trees, which is a rarely observed type of tree in the Maldives, are also found in this island. It is important to populate this tree species. The island also includes areas where turtles lay eggs, seabirds sleep and nest.

Attributes

Protected Area Category
  • Category 7 - Protected Area with Sustainable Use
Date of Protection:
08 October 2020

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Activities
No activities.

Resources

2020 Lhaviyani 5 sites

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Lhaviyani Atoll 5 sites_en

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