• Mauritius and its Marine Life

    The beautiful marine life that the locals enjoy at perpetuity and tourists crave for, is due to an intricate and well-defined system of coral reef that surrounds the island. The lagoon is calm and homogenous most of the time thanks to the surrounding fringing Read More

  • Natural resources in the Mauritian waters

    According to the Maritime Zones Act 2005, natural resources refer to minerals and other non-living materials found in the subsoil and seabed and the marine organisms in a sedentary state, that is, they are unfit for movement when they are harvested or depend on Read More

  • Mauritius – Richest algae community in the Indian Ocean

    Although small in size, Mauritius has an impressive figure of marine algae. Scientifically named as seaweed, they are photosynthetic organisms that can be as small as bacteria or as big as plants. They are the greenish to brownish leaves that wash up the shore Read More

  • Maritime laws of Mauritius

    The maritime law or the admiralty law relates to all the legal practices concerning maritime activities. It is a set of rules and regulations that span from the legitimate licensing of ships to private marine exploration for a particular nation. On the other hand, Read More

  • What lies on the seafloor around Mauritius?

    Mauritius is located in the South West Indian Ocean Basin. The Indian Ocean itself started to expand during the splitting of Gondwana some 140 million years ago but was fully formed and filled to what it is now some 36 million years ago. It Read More

Monochrome picture showing a bench in a flooded plain with the words, flooding, where to be and what to do, written in yellow in a black box

Flooding: Types, Dangers and Mitigation Measures

Flooding occurs when dry land is submerged in water. This water may come from heavy rainfall spilling over river banks, blocked drainage, storms, tsunamis and oceanic waves, melting ice, or even a break in a river dam. The intensity of a flood, in any Read More

Injured monkey in front of fence, wounded red forehead and nose, cruelty of poaching.

Poaching – the cruelty driven business

During these recent years, there has been a mobilization around the world to help fight a problem that is getting as dangerous as drug trafficking. Wildlife poaching is causing a baffling decline in the number of animal species in the wild. Iconic creatures like Read More

Poached elephant carcass lying on grassy ground.

Are elephants becoming extinct in the wild?

The largest land mammals could very soon be wiped off the Earth. One word. Poaching. Illegal trade in ivory threatens these majestic animals close to extinction. The way things are now going, it is estimated that the African elephants may disappear by the end Read More