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Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2019-02-10 08:32 UTC (lisama.sabry@environment.gov.mv)
Date of last update
2019-02-20 05:15 UTC (fazeela.shaheem@environment.gov.mv)
Date of publication
2019-02-21 06:15 UTC (lisama.sabry@environment.gov.mv)

General Information
  • Maldives
  • Maldives
Title of document
Environment Protection and Preservation Act
Legislative details
Type of document
  • National Law
Subject areas
  • Environment
Types of LMOs addressed
  • All types of organisms
Brief description of the document including objective and scope:
This is the Umbrella Act for the protection and preservation of the natural environment and its resources of Maldives as a national heritage that needs for the benefit of future generations. It includes the protection and preservation of the countries land and water resources, flora and fauna as well as the beaches, reefs, lagoons and all natural habitats for the sustainable development of the country.
Date of entry into force
Document details
Document text
EPPA Dhivehi.pdf (394 KB)
Environmental Protection and Preservation Act of Maldives in Dhivehi Language
Unofficial documents
Maldives_Environment_Protection_and_Preservation_Act_1993_english.pdf (10 KB)
Unofficial Translation of Environmental Protection and Preservation Act of Maldives
Regulatory contact information
Contact person
Ministry of Environment
Handhuvaree Hingun, Maafannu
Male, 20392
Republic of Maldives
Maldives, 20392
Phone:+960 3018300
Url:Ministry of Environment