Strategies to Effectively Tackle Plastic Pollution in Mauritius

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Plastic pollution is now an alarming issue threatening ecosystems all around the world. Chocolate wrappers, straws and bottles have been reported in diverse habitats from the poles to submarine canyons. With more than 300 million tons of plastics produced each year, at least 8 Read More

Controlled Fires Explained: Importance, Disadvantages

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Controlled fires or control burning is when we purposefully set a piece of land on fire. We often do so to maintain the health of the ecosystem and reduce the risk of uncontrolled wildfires. Fire experts carry out the operation under the safest conditions. Read More

Sustainable Tourism, Green Tourism, Ecotourism Explained

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Sustainable tourism is now a new way of practicing tourism. As it is, tourism plays an important role in the economy of most countries. In the past, mass tourism led to several detrimental impacts on the environment, physically and socio-culturally. But, since the environmental Read More

Tourism Explained: Definition, History, Types

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Tourism is one of the biggest global industries, with a market size of $2 trillion. It primarily depends on the environment of a particular region: physical, cultural and socio-economic. Eventually, it grows from the natural features of that location and the hospitality of the Read More

Green insurance: Meaning, Products, Benefits

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Green insurance is a type of insurance that helps to protect the environment and combat climate change. Also known as eco-friendly insurance, it is basically an economic incentive to encourage behavioural change. As more and more people understand their impacts on the environment, they Read More

Mesothelioma: Link between Asbestos and Non-Asbestos Materials

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Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer that occurs primarily due to contact with asbestos. It occurs mainly in the linings of the lungs and sometimes even in the abdomen. While in many countries the number of mesothelioma cases has reached a plateau, in others it Read More

Solar Energy Explained: Advantages and Disadvantages

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Solar energy is the power that comes from the sun’s radiations. It is not a new principle; mankind has exploited free solar power as long as it has existed. In fact, every civilization used this energy to improve its living standards in its own Read More

Negative impacts of tourism on the environment

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Over the past four decades, there has been a lot of research on the negative impacts of tourism on the environment. The UNWTO reports that tourism reached 1.4 billion total international tourist arrivals in 2018 with tourism exports amounting to USD 1.7 trillion. Today, Read More

Positive impacts of tourism on the environment

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Basically, tourism revolves around the natural environment. The hospitality of the host nation and amenities in place then follow. As it is, niche tourism like ecotourism indeed has several positive impacts on the environment. As long as tourists visit, travel and carry out activities Read More

Sustainable tourism in Mauritius: Measures in place

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Mauritius is a small island located in the subtropics. It has a mild, tropical, maritime climate and attracts tourists from various parts of the world throughout the year. In fact, the tourism sector is a fundamental economic pillar of the island, with gross earnings Read More