With support from the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) and the Principality of Monaco, the Maldives Marine Research Institute of the Maldives Marine Research Institute Ministry of Fisheries, Marine Resources and Agriculture is hosting the “Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network, South Asia Sea Regional Workshop”.
25 participants of the workshop held on 28th and 29th January include 17 locals from government institutions, NGOs and the private sector, seven participants from India, Srilanka, Japan and South Asia Cooperative for Environment and facilitator from the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network.
Maldives was blessed with some of the most beautiful coral reefs the world has ever seen, which attracted a large number of people from all around the world into the country and in the crystal clear waters. However, as years passed by, these reefs started losing colors and were no longer the beautiful wonders they used to be.
The International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) is an “informal partnership between Nations and organizations which strive to preserve coral reefs and related ecosystems around the world”.