vegetation diversity of uninhabited Islands, (Ifuru, Raa Atoll, Maldives)

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Maldives is is known as a tourist destination, but many might not know that there are about 1190 Island in the Maldives, about 80 islands are tourist island, and 200 are inhabited, and about 50 or so are used for other industrial activities. Rest of the islands are left untouched, so we use some of the uninhabited islands for agricultural purposes and other fisheries related developments.

Isand of Ifuru is locatedin Raa Atoll, Maldives. This is an untouched island only few crops are grown on the island particularly watermillon, brinjol tomato etc. one thing I want everyone to notice here is the vegetation of the island, since these island are extremely small, the vegetation in the island does not have much of variety of plants. The vegetation in theisland can be devided into coastal plants, such as phemphis, scaveola tournafortia and just inside the outer coastl vegetation a the inner vegetation consists of screw pine and some schrubs and trees at the central part of the island dominated by mature big trees such as coconut banyan tree etc. This is just to give you all a feel of vegetation successtion in Maldivian island. enjoy the photos.

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