Promoting sustainable development & Community well-being


 

 ADD held its 12th Annual General Meeting on 30 March and elected a new Managing Committee with increase in women and youth******UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030*****Weak ENSO present and expected until April - limited impacts worldwide*****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 Blue Bay and resumption at La Preneuse

 

 

topical articles

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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