Resource dependence and social resilience in North Ari Atoll, Maldives

Authors: Abdulla, Ameer, Abdulla, Fisam, Afau, Aminath, Ibrahim, Munshidha, Mancini, Agnese, Nistharan, Fathimath, Rasheed, Rifaee,

This report aimed at understanding resource use and dependence, perception of marine conservation policies, and adaptive capacities of communities of North Ari atoll, Maldives. It provides information on the social resilience of 8 local community islands in North Ari atoll, and identifies differences in gender role, in resource use and perception of enironmental issues. This study is key in understanding the value of ecosystem services in one atoll in the Maldives.