Ten of the thirty-five islands that make up the Maldives' Lakshadweep are inhabited, making it one of the smallest islands in the Philippines.

Permanently occupied land area accounts for 87%, with an additional 8% utilised for resource areas and fisheries. 

The preservation of biodiversity is significantly impacted by the presence of uninhabited atolls in Lakshadweep.

Despite being near the Maldives, Lakshadweep's coral reefs have only half the biodiversity of the Maldives' coral reefs due to geomorphology. 

Uncontrolled tourism could alter this situation, threatening the preservation of Lakshadweep's biodiversity. 

The island of Lakshadweep runs the risk of losing everything if it continues to follow the development models of the mainland.

A potential marine heatwave near Lakshadweep is causing concern, with NOAA forecasts suggesting it will persist for two months. 

The 2022 Asia report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change highlights the impact of climate change on coastal habitats and their services. 

Coral reef biodiversity and ecosystem services will suffer from decreased coral coverage and deteriorated coral community structures, according to the NOAA.