Sh. Bollissafaru

Sh. Bolissafaru

WDPA ID

555697570

Total Area

954.00 ha


Status
Designated
Contact Number

Not listed.

Sh. Bolissafaru is a 26-hectare island with a long sandbank attached to it, to south of Keekimini. This island is especially significant because of the seabirds that frequent the island during both monsoons, and the turtles that visit to nest on the island’s beach. The sandbank is also frequented by a large number of Roseate Terns (Valla) that gather there to lay eggs. Since Boduthiladhunmathi Atoll is home to numerous species of seabirds, it is important that the sandbanks where these birds visit to lay eggs and rest be protected. This island is filled with Pemphis (Kuredhi) trees, and has a white sand spit (Thun’di) that is famous among locals. The birds that frequent Bolissafaru’s sandbank to rest is a pleasant sight for visitors.

Attributes

Protected Area Category
  • Category 7 - Protected Area with Sustainable Use
Date of Protection:
16 June 2019

Bookings

Activities
No activities.

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