Promoting sustainable development & Community well-being

2018 may be the 4th warmest ever recorded*****The President and Members of ADD wish a Happy New Year 2019 to all its readers*****El Nino conditions expected in Dec to April period******IPCC says limiting global warming to 1.5 °C will require drastic action***** Currimjee Jeewonjee Foundation supports 3 ADD Projects - Mangrove plantation, Info materials on natural hazards/disasters/Sandwatch at La Preneuse in collaboration with La Gaulette School*****Since its establishment ADD has implemented projects in the North, South, East and West



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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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