Posted on: 3/9/2021, 1:46:56 AM
One of the most important areas of the island, the Kulhudhuffushi mangroves consists of the highest number of true mangrove species in the Maldives and includes 7 mangrove trees and 42 mangrove associate plants, which include 7 IUCN Red List species that are decreasing globally.
It is also the last remaining green space on this rapidly urbanizing inland. Migratory birds visit the island making the island one of the most biologically diverse wetland and mangrove ecosystem of Maldives.
Despite this, the government had decided to build a domestic airport in Kulhudhuffushi wetland and mangroves in 2017. However, part of the mangrove was said to be protected from this.