Sh. Naalaa Huraa finolhu

Sh. Naalaahuraa

WDPA ID

555697562

Total Area

159.00 ha


Status
Designated
Contact Number

Not listed.

Sh. Naalaahuraa is a small, 2-hectare white sandbank to the south of Hurasfaruhuraa. This sandbank has unique natural and environmental features, and the pattern of the sand accumulation around different parts of the sandbank changes between the two monsoons. Seabirds frequently visit this sandbank to rest during the two monsoons. It has been noted that flocks of Lesser Noddies (Kuran’gi) dwell on this sandbank at all hours of the day, and some visit the sandbank to sleep. Roseate Terns (Valla) are also known to lay their eggs on this sandbank. Since Boduthiladhunmathi Atoll is home to numerous species of sea birds, it is important that the sandbanks where these birds migrate to, lay eggs, and rest, be protected.

Attributes

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

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Activities
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