Vacationing in the island nation in the Indian Ocean the Maldives, an island nation in the Indian Ocean near the southern tip of India consists of several atolls and 1,196 Islands, of which 220 of natives inhabited and 87 more used for tourist purposes. These islands are spread over a length of 823 km North South to just south of the equator. You are not, as for example Hawaii, volcanic, but lie on the Maldivian back, a tilted down and drop off edge plaice in the Indian land mass. The Islands are all just above sea level, is the highest elevation in Villingili in the Addu Atoll 2.4 m. Therefore, the Maldives by sea levels rising as a result of global warming are most at risk. Held December 2004 tsunami many settlements and tourist resorts were destroyed in although the violence of the waves was diminished by the offshore coral reefs.
Since 1972, the country has opened up tourism. As a result, resorts are built on numerous islands for vacationers. Locals may stay only for work purposes on these islands. In return, tourists get access to the islands of the locals rarely and under more serious problems. As environmental protection in the Maldives practically does not exist and the corruption celebrates everywhere happy Urstande a holiday in the Maldives is always a double-edged sword.
On one side are disposed as the enchanting beaches and the very attractive for diving coral reefs, on the other hand be rubble, waste oil and waste in the sea. But also the conservation is written not only the environmental in the Maldives, so that the populations of sharks, certain species of reef fish and turtles are extremely decreased. The Maldives is one of the world’s poorest countries. Although tourism has created millionaires is the bulk of the population impoverished and lives on an average day earnings of $ 1.17. To evacuate the population at a further rise in the sea level, President Mohamed Nasheed has a program Reprinted with whose help he wanted to purchase land in India, Sri Lanka and Australia. This program failed but due to the insolvency of the Maldivian Government.