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The Baa Atoll in Maldives declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO

  • 10-Aug-11 09:42
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UNESCO has recently declared the Baa Atoll another World Biosphere Reserve. For this, the organisation has taken into account the balance between man and nature in the zone. Tourists interested in taking Maldives holidays are now in for a special treat.

The Baa Atoll in Maldives declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO

Exciting news arrived for the region of Baa Atoll, in the Maldives. The UNESCO has declared this area a World Biosphere Reserve, a place of natural excellence for the exceptional harmony that exists between humans and the surrounding environment. This attributes another appealing asset to Maldives holidays.

The Baa Atoll now joins the distinguished list of Biosphere Reserves all over the world. The Central Amazon in Brazil, the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, the Niagara Escarpment in Canada and the Yellowstone National Park in the U.S. are some of most important reserves declared by UNESCO.

The newly declared Biosphere Reserve region in the Maldives is a perfect example of what the UNESCO is trying to promote and preserve on the planet: a place where people, even those who take holidays in Maldives, can appreciate natural beauty and become one with the environment.

World Biosphere Reserves are locations where conservation, research and development can interact with success. They illustrate biological and cultural diversity. These places have zones that are highly protected for their preservation as well as areas where sustainable development (with pioneering approaches to it) are encouraged, tried and carried out by natives and other interested parties and enterprises.

The Baa Atoll has become an extraordinary place of interest since it was announced as a Biosphere Reserve in the 40th anniversary of the UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme. The celebration, which took place in Dresden, Germany, this year, has made visitors think about more than just spending luxury holidays in Maldives; it has made them profoundly fascinated with the idea of experiencing a deeper connection and an outstanding, once-in-a-lifetime exchange with nature.

UNESCO stated some of the reasons for their choice in selecting the Baa Atoll as a new World Biosphere Reserve and recognised its “great potential for demonstrating sustainable development throughout the Maldives and the region, while relying on a green economy,” during the celebration.

Many inhabitants of this tiny island work hard to maintain and take care of the Baa Atoll, as do some of the employees that work in Maldives hotels; like the team at the Four Seasons Resort at Landaa Giraavaru. They have been working on several strategies and assessments in order to aid the Maldivian Government Atoll’s Ecosystem Conservation Project’s (AEC Project) goal for UNESCO status.

The Baa Atoll is also home to the richest waters in Maldives, which justifies its green exuberant vegetation and the appeal it represents to holidaymakers. A lot more is being offered to potential travellers, as their Maldives holidays will include comfort, luxury and what’s more, incredible contact with the dazzling beauty of the environment that surrounds them and the opportunity to appreciate the wildlife of the habitat.

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