Goidhoo Koaru Area is located on the nothern side on the inhabited island of Goidhoo. The area was declared protected on 5 June 2011.
This area has the highest biodiversity and largest mangrove forest within Baa Atoll and one of the largest mangrove ecosystems within the nation and has a high biodiversity population of mangrove associated vertebrates and invertebrates. This site is also a popular roosting site for migratory birds such as the Ruddy Turnstone and Nothern Shoveler. A number of other migrartory birds are generally found as well during the north-east monsoon in this area.
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