Climate change: Natural and Anthropogenic causes

Earth seen from space in black background with words climate change natural and anthropogenic causes written

Today’s extreme weather events, melting glaciers, fragmenting permafrost and sea-level rise are all attributed to one culprit: climate change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the international body that works on climate change science, declares that there is now indisputable scientific evidence that Read More

Dodo Bird of Mauritius: From Discovery to Extinction

Painting of the extinct Dodo bird on Mauritius Island

Native to the small island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, the chubby flightless Dodo bird (Raphus cucullatus) became famous through its own extinction. Discovered by the Dutch in the 16th century, the creature disappeared from the Earth’s surface within some 80 years of Read More

10 common medicinal plants in Mauritius

10 common medicinal plants written in green box on poster of moringa, wild mint, aloe vera, pot marigold and tulsi

The content of this article is for educational purpose only and is not intended as medical advice. Please seek the help of a doctor before using any of the below-mentioned plants. The International Union for Conservation of Nature and the World Wildlife Fund state Read More

The purpose of ecotourism

Gorilla, 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

14 simple ways to reduce your ecological footprint

How to decrease your ecological footprint , open light bulb half filled with water with turtle in it, boat floating and white seagulls flying above and out of it light bulb case on mossy green rocks spilling from it

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

The concept of Ecological Footprint explained

Footprint made of green bushes representing the ecological footprint

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

Flooding: Types, Dangers and Mitigation Measures

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 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

Are elephants becoming extinct in the wild?

Poached elephant carcass lying on grassy ground.

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

Blood Moons Explained – Astronomical and Spiritual Significance

Moon with a yellowish to dark red hue in a black background

Over the years, the term Blood Moon has taken quite some significance and made its name in history. Besides arousing the fascination of astronomy lovers, this phenomenon sparks the interest of both astrologers and the religious brethren because of what they read into it. Read More

Jackfruit – Don’t judge by the smell!

Natural picture of a jackfruit tree showing three big green elongated jackfruit, Artocorpus heterophyllus, with wordings 'Jackfruit - strong odour but tumor detector' written in bold yellow in the center.

Commonly known as ‘zak, or ‘jacque’ in Mauritius, the jackfruit is normally coined with bad smelling odors. Natives make fun of people who give off strong smells by associating them with the ripe jackfruit smell. Though this is how we normally see the jackfruit, Read More