Mountains of Mauritius

View from mountain top of Mauritius showing triangular top of rocky grey mountain and 2 further peaks underneath a blue sky.

Though Mauritius is volcanic in nature, with heaps of ups and downs, it is interesting to note that the area actually classified as ‘mountain’ occupies only 16% (300 km2) of the total surface area of the land. Here, mountains are low; the highest peak, Read More

Natural resources in the Mauritian waters

Underwater image showing 2 fishes, grey, black, white and yellowish in color amongst a variety of natural resources like white and brown coral species.

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

Volcanic Islands’ Rocks – Mauritius

2 grey boulders on top of each other.

As one drives around the beautiful island of Mauritius, gentle slopes and deep valleys in brown and green can be observed. These features are carved on the volcanic rocks that created the island. Magma from deep inside the Earth’s crust has welled up and Read More