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Whole Maldives to become UNESCO biosphere reserve

Many countries have biosphere reserves. It often comes as a particular area or a reef in a country. But, now the Maldives is going to be the world's first country to become a biosphere reserve. Minister of Environment and Energy, said that the territory and waters of Maldives would obtain status of UNESCO Biosphere Reserve within the next 4 years. This would impose some restrictions such as preventing uncontrolled fishing, usage of nests, and implementing sustainable methods for deep-water fishing.

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Last month the president of Maldives, Dr Mohamed Waheed, said "Today I would like to announce that the Maldives would soon become the first reserve nation. We will implement this project quickly, within five years. The Maldives will be the only largest marine park in the world with a renewable and environmentally friendly fishing,"


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