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A RApid Assessment of PeRceptions Into EnviRonmentAl

A RApid Assessment of PeRceptions Into EnviRonmentAl

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A RApid Assessment ofpeRceptions intoenviRonmentAl mAnAgement
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Prepared for Soneva Fushi and Soneva Gili resortsby Live & Learn Environmental Education, MaldivesJanuary 2008H. Huba (1st Floor), Medhuziyaaraiy Magu, Male’,Republic of Maldives Phone/Fax: (960) 3303585E: livelearnmaldives@yahoo.comhttp://www.livelearn.org Written by: Fathimath Shafeeqa, Elaine Glen, Zameela Ahmedand Jady SmithEdited by: Nirmali SavundranayagamDesign and layout by: Karen YoungPhotos provided by: Douglas Henderson, Maares NGO, AnkeHofmeister, Hannah Stewart, Elaine Glen, Zameela Ahmed, Ahmed Riyaz Jauhary and Mussab Anees© Copyright: Soneva Fushi and Soneva Gili resorts andLive & Learn Environmental EducationDisclaimer: This report was prepared by consultants for Soneva Fushi and Soneva Gili resorts. The findings,interpretations, and conclusions expressed in it do notnecessarily represent the views of Soneva Fushi and SonevaGili resorts or those of the Government. Soneva Fushi andSoneva Gili resorts do not guarantee the accuracy of the dataincluded in this report and accepts no responsibility for anyconsequences of their use.
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EE Environmental EducationMWSA Maldives Water and Sanitation AuthorityMDGs Millennium Development GoalsMEEW Ministry of Environment Energy and Water MOFT Ministry of Finance and TreasuryMPND Ministry of Planning and National DevelopmentNEAP National Environmental Action PlanNBSAP National Biodiversity Strategy& Action PlanRAP Rapid Assessment of PerceptionsSGR Soneva Gili ResortSFR Soneva Fushi ResortSOE State of the EnvironmentTA Technical AssistanceTEAP Tsunami Emergency Assistance Project WB World Bank WDC Women’s Development Committees WHO World Health Organisation WIA Whole Islands Approach WSS Water Supply and SanitationUN United NationsUNEP United Nations Environment Program
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contents
Acknowledgements
4
Foreword
5
Executive Summary
7
Key Findings 
9
1. Introduction
11
Context 
11
Livelihoods in the Maldives 
12
Tourism
12
Eco-Tourism
12
2. Background
15
Baa Atoll 
15
Kaau Atoll 
16
Soneva Fushi Resort & Soneva Gili Resort 
17
Aim o the Rapid Assessment o 
20
 Perceptions Research Methodology 
21
3. Findings
23
Waste Management 
24
Water Management 
26
Beach Erosion
27
Energy Consumption
28
Biodiversity 
29
Awareness 
29
Ranking o Environmental Issues 
30
Environmental Discourse 
30
Capacity o Resorts to Deal withEnvironmental Issues 
33
Key Findings 
35
4. Considerations, Recommendations
37
 & Conclusions
Contextual Findings 
37
Underlying Principles 
38
Considerations or Innovative 
40
 Environmental Education Tools Considerations or Innovative Environmental Education Tools 
40
5. The Way Forward
43
Concluding Remarks 
43
Reerences 
44
6. Annexes
43
Annex 1 – Island Proles 
47
Annex 2 – Research Approach
48

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