Mangroves, Wetlands and Lakes

There are around 80 islands listed with having mangroves, wetlands and lakes. Many wetland areas are tidal or semi-enclosed, while others are fully enclosed with freshwater or brackish lakes. The total area of lakes is estimated at around 195 ha, which is relatively small to compared to the total Maldives land area of 21,372 km2. These are biological diverse and economically significant areas that offer protection for many marine, plant and bird species. They also function as nursery areas for many shark, ray and fish species found in the Maldives.

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