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Maldives creates world’s biggest marine reserve

The Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives announced at the Rio+20 summit it would create the world’s biggest marine reserve to protect its fisheries and biodiversity.
"It will become the single largest marine reserve in the world. This policy will allow only sustainable and eco-friendly fishing. It will exclude deep-sea, purse-seining and other destructive [trawling] techniques"
- President Mohamed Waheed

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Maldives creates world’s biggest marine reserve

Source: Maldives, Thu June 21, 2012
The Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives announced at the Rio+20 summit it would create the world’s biggest marine reserve to protect its fisheries and biodiversity.

Maldives leader vows to make country carbon neutral

Source: Terra Daily, Sat March 14, 2009
The Maldives will become the world's first carbon neutral country by fully switching to the use of renewable energy within a decade, President Mohamed Nasheed said in an article to be published Sunday.

Secretary Rice Honors International Women of Courage

Source: America.gov, Sat March 15, 2008
Washington, D.C., USA - In the first ceremony of its kind at the U.S. Department of State, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice March 7 paid tribute to 10 women from around the globe who have shown exceptional courage and leadership. The honorees represented Afghanistan, Argentina, Indonesia, Iraq, Latvia, Maldives, Saudi Arabia and Zimbabwe.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

Maldives opposition leader freed this article opens in a new window

Source: BBC, Thu September 21, 2006
Senior Maldives opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed is freed from house arrest.

Maldives moves towards multi-party democracy

Source: Press Trust of India, Thu June 02, 2005
Colombo, Sri Lanka - Maldives today took an unprecedented move to establish a multi-party democracy with the country's parliament unanimously agreeing with President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom to allow multi-party politics.

Australia-Canada Red Cross to Clean Up Maldives

Source: Planet Ark, Wed May 18, 2005
Canberra, Australia - The Red Cross will help the Maldives deal with growing mountains of debris and rubbish that have piled up as a result of the Dec. 26 tsunami that swamped the low-lying island chain.

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