Promoting sustainable development & Community well-being


 UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030*****Weak ENSO present and expected until April - limited impacts worldwide*****International Days - Forests - Education in sustainable development (March 21), Water -Leaving no one behind (March 22) Weather and climate -The Sun, The Earth and the wather (March 23)******Ocean temperatures were at a record high in 2018****The past five years have been the warmest years in the modern record, and 18 of the 19 warmest years have occurred since 2000 *******Sandwatch activities initiated at La Cambuse and resumption at La Preneuse *****Weak El Nino conditions expected (50 to 60%) in March to May period******Currimjee Jeewonjee Foundation supports 3 ADD Projects - Mangrove plantation, Info materials on natural hazards/disasters/Sandwatch at La Preneuse and La Cambuse




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mangroveMangrove - Protecting our coasts for posterity

Mangrove forest covered large swathe of the coastal strip of Mauritius. In 1773 Bernardin de St Pierre, the author of the famous Paul et Virginie novel set in Mauritius, observed mangrove near Poste La Fayette. In Mauritius, mangrove is often translated as ‘manglier’ rather than 'palétuvier' but botanically, manglier is different from coastal mangrove.   

An eco-village approach to development
An eco-village is seen as a ‘human-scale full-featured settlement in which human activities are harmlessly integrated into the natural world in a way that is supportive of healthy human development, and can be successfully continued into the indefinite future and incorporating multiple centres of initiatives’.

At a time when Mauritius is urbanising rapidly, how far is it practicable to adopt such an eco-village approach to sustainable development?

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