Trouble in paradise /

Clustered into 26 atolls, three hundred and fifty thousand people live on the small scattered islands in the Indian Ocean known as the Maldives, spread over an archipelago stretching nine hundred kilometers from North to South. The Maldives are viewed as a paradise on earth, but their existence is t...

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Corporate Authors: Television Trust for the Environment., Bullfrog Films.
Other Authors: Dunbar, Sally (Narrator)
Format: Video
Language:English
Divehi
Published: [Oley, Pennsylvania] : [Distributed by] Bullfrog Films, [2017]
Series:Life (Bullfrog Films).
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Summary:Clustered into 26 atolls, three hundred and fifty thousand people live on the small scattered islands in the Indian Ocean known as the Maldives, spread over an archipelago stretching nine hundred kilometers from North to South. The Maldives are viewed as a paradise on earth, but their existence is threatened by rising sea levels and violent storms. They were badly damaged by the Tsunami of 2004, with 83 lives lost and a 50% drop in tourists. The rebuilding has started but the distances between islands are huge, greatly slowing the efforts of the British Red Cross and other agencies. After one year, some 800 had been repaired, with over 2,000 still needing to be completely rebuilt. In 2006, five new island resorts are due to open and it's predicted that tourism in the Maldives will reach an all time high. Only time will tell what the long-term social and political impact of the Tsunami will be on the Maldives.
Item Description:Title from title frames.
Originally produced by: TVE, ©2005; previously released in 2006.
Physical Description:1 streaming video file (25 min.) : digital, sound, color
Format:System requirements: Firefox 4 and up; Safari 5.0 and up; Chrome version 21 and up; Internet Explorer 8 and up; Flash or HTML5 player.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Audience:7 and up.
Production Credits:Editor, Smita Malde ; music, Zero Degree Atolls.
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