Photo of The Day : Aerial photography of Baa Atoll, Maldives.
Maldives Aerial Photography of Island Rings in Baa Atoll
This beautiful chain of ring shaped islands in Baa Atoll Maldives was photographed by Sakis Papadopoulos in the 2000’s.
Baa Atoll is a designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, justifiably famous for its incredible gatherings of manta rays and whale sharks at Hanifaru Bay. Baa Atoll is one of the best pearls of the Maldives.
If you want a truly unforgettable vacation and perfect holiday in the Maldives Baa atoll will be a wise choice.
Baa Atoll is now a UNESCO biosphere reserve favored by nature lovers, snorkelers, scuba divers for its world renowned dive and snorkel sites.
Baa Atoll is also home to some of the Indian Ocean’s best luxury resorts such as Milaidhoo Island, Vakkaru Maldives, The Nautilus, Soneva Fushi, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, Amilla Fushi, Anantara Kihavah …
Baa Atoll, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve
In recognition of the outstanding natural values of Baa Atoll and the commitments being made by local communities and resorts, the Government of Maldives selected Baa Atoll to establish the Atoll Ecosystem Conservation Project in 2003.
project proposed international designation of Baa Atoll as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve through the government on 28 September 2010 and Baa Atoll was declared as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve on 29 July 2011.
Baa Atoll serves as a testing ground for the Atoll Ecosystem Conservation Project
The Government of Maldives selected Baa Atoll to establish the Atoll Ecosystem Conservation Project in 2003 ( with support of UNDP and the Global Environment Facility) with the purpose of designing and demonstrating an effective management system for atoll ecosystem conservation and sustainable development. This project could then be replicated throughout the Maldives.
Baa Atoll was selected as the demonstration site for this project on account of its globally significant biodiversity, the commitment and capacity of local communities, the potential to address threats to biodiversity and to demonstrate sustainable use.
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