ENDhERI project held an introductory workshop on Marine Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services for secondary school teachers. Two sessions of this one-day workshop was held and was participated by close to 200 teachers from all islands of the Maldives.
The workshop was conducted jointly by experts from the University of New South Wales, Rekam Nusantara Foundation and Maldives National University. During the workshop participants were given an introduction to the types of marine ecosystems and how to measure them, as well as practical activities of describing ecosystems by type and health. Threats to such systems and how to conserve and manage these areas were also covered.
This workshop is part of the consultancy assigned to UNSW by the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Technology under the ENDhERI project to develop Natural Capital Accounting in the Maldives.