Gorilla, the purpose of ecotourism

The purpose of ecotourism

Over the past decades, the term ‘ecotourism’ has become quite common for travelers around the world. Travel agencies swear by it to promote green touristic activities and encourage tourists to book their holidays with them. However, in many cases, the concept of ecotourism has Read More

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14 simple ways to reduce your ecological footprint

Have you ever thought of the impact of your daily activities on the planet? Calculating your ecological footprint (read more about ecological footprint here) gives an idea of how much land and resources are needed to sustain you. When we think of how much Read More

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The concept of Ecological Footprint explained

Ecological footprint (EF) is a measure of the demands that an individual or a group of persons make on global natural resources. In 1996, Wackernagel and Rees came up with the concept in a book called Our Ecological Footprint. It provides an overview of Read More

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The negative impacts of humans on the environment

Ever since humans have walked on the Earth, they have changed the environment in one way or another, certainly not to harm or destroy it but rather to be more comfortable. Humans have reshaped the environment through agriculture, travel and urbanization and more recently, Read More

Mangrove Mauritius Island, Trou aux Biches, lone mangrove plant growing in the shallow seawater with rocks at the back

Why islands must protect their mangrove forests

Some years ago, mass clearance of mangrove forests on estuaries and marshes was common on small islands because they were thought to be insect breeding sites and were being used as dumps. Over time, as more knowledge was gained on this fragile yet vital Read More

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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

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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

White and brown plastic waste on beach facing the sea

How to handle the waste problem on small islands

Desolate planet. Piles of rubbish. This is how pictures of the end of our beautiful planet have been painted. As we produce more waste, we have to handle their disposal as well. Worldwide, waste management is an issue that gives stakeholders migraines, but the Read More

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Scientifically proven benefits of fresh flowers

The 21st century has seen a dramatic increase in stress levels in the lives of people around the globe. Simply because we have a lot to accomplish in a little amount of time. We hardly take time to appreciate the beautiful components of our Read More

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Fresh flowers: Benefits, use, care and much more!

Do you know that fresh flowers can change your home atmosphere by enhancing your creativity to making you happier? Numerous psychological and physiological studies have shown that fresh flowers have a direct effect on our bodies and mental health. Stop wasting your money on Read More

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What is the status of wetlands in Mauritius?

Wetlands are those areas that are near constantly moist. They play a very important role in the environment; for example, they help in water absorption and trapping of harmful substances. Regretfully though, wetlands all over the world are disappearing and Mauritius is no exception. Read More

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Rainwater harvesting – saving water in Mauritius

Rainwater is water that falls directly from clouds. It is one of the purest forms of water since it comes straight from its source. In the midst of climate change and its threats of longer periods of droughts (and consequently water shortage), harvesting rainwater Read More