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Maldives Marine Environment

Our precious reefs

Our precious reefs form the foundation of our islands. The marine environment in the Maldives has taken care of us for centuries. We are lucky to have the 7th largest reef system in the world. These reefs are our livelihood. But they are under threat. Our future and the future of our children relies on healthy reefs. In this module, we will explore the Maldives marine environment and some of the threats currently being faced.

Watch this video to learn about how climate change is affecting our precious coral reef ecosystems and our livelihoods.  

Key marine


Take a look at the following infographics to learn more about the incredible species that inhabit our three key marine habitats here in the Maldives.

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Module 1 – Maldives Marine Environment
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What percentage of the Maldives’ islands lie less than 1m above sea level?