originated as an expression of commitment of a few to make available scientific knowledge and experience and contribute to the sustainable development of the Republic of Mauritius and improve the well being of the people.
These are embodied in its vision, mission and objectives. Its partnership extents to Government, NGOs, academia, parastatal bodies and private sector 
Mangrove Plantation at Le Morne (1000 plants) and at Coteau Raffin (8000) is completed. Several members, NGOs and the UTM participated . The Ministry of Blue Economy organised World Mangrove Day on 26 July at Le Morne in collaboration with ADD. Event highlight - plantation of 500 potted plants at Le Morne. See also .
AGM-16 was held at Manisa Hotel, Flic-en-Flac, on 21 May 2023. It elected , Mr Prakash Juddoo was elected President. ADD welcomed the MC members and committed its support. It expressed its gratitude to Mr Ragoonaden, newly-elected as Vice-President, for his devotion and for the achievements during his Presidency..
is a vital but little recognised partner in shining Mauritius as a paradise island. Its triple role in terms of good and services - shelter inhabitants and our coasts from gale force winds and high waves, screen our lagoons from soil and land-based chemicals, and serve as a nursery for fish, crabs,bait, etc. and enhance biodiversity.. The latest ADD's action is at Coteau Raffin and Le Morne.
Members and Guests are invited to contribute articles, opinions, etc. on issues related to the environment, climate change,or other subjects related to sustainable devlopment of interest to Mauritius, Indian Ocean or the Planet.
EDITOR''S NOTE: The opinions expressed are those of the authors and not those of ADD
Q: Why the cyclones seem to shy away from Mauritius in spite of global warming?
A: In the absence of detailed study over the region, several reasons could be invoked. With global warming we would expect more favourable conditions for cyclone to form. But we see short-lived though intense cyclones in our region. The other favourable conditions for cyclone formation are not aligned. The sea in our vicinity is cooler.