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Ceremony held to mark International Day for Biological Diversity 2018

22 May 2018
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Ministry has celebrated International Day for Biological Diversity 2018 (IDB 2018) at a ceremony held at the Ministry on occasion of IDB 2018 today. The ceremony was honored by Minister of State for Environment and Energy, Mr. Abdulla Ziyad.

In this ceremony, certificates and prizes were awarded to the winners of the Essay Competition held on occasion of IDB 2018, from 18th March to 18th April 2018. The certificated and prizes were awarded to the students by Minister of State for Environment and Energy, Mr. Abdulla Ziyad and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr. Ajwad Musthafa.

The winners of this competition are:
1st Place: Shauna Rasheed/ Al Madhrasathul Munavvara
Topic of the Essay: Marine and Coastal Biodiversity- Natural Capital of the Maldives
1st Runner-up: Aishath Yasha Ahmed/ Kalaafaanu School
Topic of the Essay: Climate Change and the Marine and Coastal Biodiversity
2nd runner-up: Sakha Muawiyath/ Nolhivaram School
Topic of the Essay: Threats to Marine and Coastal Biodiversity
2nd runner-up: Rayya Muneez/ Nolhivaram school
Topic of the Essay: The coral reefs in the Maldives are bleaching- Can it be saved?
2nd runner-up: Jannath Javaadh/ Kalaafaanu School
Topic of the Essay: Enjoying Marine and Coastal Biodiversity of the Maldives for the last 25 years
2nd runner-up: Aishath Hamna Saeed/ Thaajuddeen school
Topic of the Essay: Marine and Coastal Biodiversity and the Economy in Maldives

Speaking at the ceremony, Minister of State for Environment and Energy expressed his gratitude for the cooperation given from the schools for the Essay Competition.