Sh. Farukolhu

Sh. Farukolhu

WDPA ID

555697557

Total Area

682.67 ha


Status
Designated
Contact Number

Not listed.

Sh. Farukolhu is an island unlike others in its formation with unique environmental features. Most of the island is lush with patches of mangroves and wetlands, and some parts of the island, due to its shape, form narrow paths and cul de sacs. These, along with other natural, environmental features, make this island different from others. Because this island is environmentally significant, it has been included in the ‘Environmental Sensitive Areas List’ by the Environmental Protection Agency. Additionally, information about the species of animal life, as well as delicate places and organisms on the island have been identified through several researches done on the island. The natural environment of Farukolhu is divided into 5 categories. They are: 1. The tree lines 2. The mangrove connected to the ocean (‘Finihaka Kulhi’) 3. 7 salt and fresh water mangroves and surrounding wetlands. 4. The beach of the island. 5. The reef and lagoon surrounding the island.

Attributes

Protected Area Category
  • Category 7 - Protected Area with Sustainable Use
Date of Protection:
07 October 2018

Bookings

Activities
No activities.

Resources

Rasdhoo Madivaru, Farukolhu and Dhigulaabadhoo

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2018_ Rasdhoo Madivaru-Farukolhu-Dhigulaabadhoo_eng

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Farukolhu Zone Report

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