Mathifaru Hura Region was declared as protected on 5 June 2011 and the protected area of coverage includes Mathifaruhurra island and reef (outside and inside the atoll) and Dhashufaruhuraa island and reef (outside and inside the atoll – Dhoru Kandu).
High biodiversity and standing population of hard and soft corals and associated marine invertebrates and vertebrates. Nest sites for green and hawksbill turtles. Includes known grouper aggregation spawning sites. Roosting and nesting sites for the Black-Naped Tern, Lesser Noddies and Brown Noddies.
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