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Protecting Mauritius’s mangroves


The United Nations Development Programme shares the uplifting story of how a project to plant 20,000 mangroves in Mauritius is helping serve as natural coastal defence to protect from rising water, flood and lagoon siltation.

Implemented via the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, and overseen by the UNDP, the project has empowered the local women of the village of Grand Sable by helping them to obtain an income and giving them the knowledge and skills needed to deal with the environmental and economic issues they face – as well as bolstering the resilience of the coastline.

Read more about the small mangrove planters’ community of Grand Sable on the UNDP’s Exposure magazine.

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