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2012-06-20 10:21:05

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- President Waheed has today announced that the whole of the Maldives will become a marine reserve by 2017. The commitment would see the Maldives become the first country in the world to become a marine reserve. Marine reserve status for all 1,192 islands is likely to attract international investment in pilot schemes to explore new approaches to conservation and sustainability. A number of islands in the Maldives are Biosphere Reserves. In...