Our ecosystem is a free gift given by nature to mankind, but unfortunately it is of no longer of paramount importance in our lives. Today, we acknowledge all the beauty of nature and what it can offer us for granted. Indeed we don’t pay any attention to the ‘small things’ nature accords us daily; the whistling of birds, chirping of insects, the rustling of leaves and so forth.
The whole world is facing an ecological crisis. Pollution,deforestation, overpopulation and landfills are ruining the nature’s turf, destroying the environment and eradicating wildlife.This lack of respect woefully results in decline in quality of life.The damage already done may be irreversible but in some cases it can still be fixed. It’s our responsibility to preserve our “gift” for the future generation. It’s simple: “The first step towards change is awareness.The second step is acceptance”- Nathaniel Branden.
At ELI Africa, through Endemic Roots project and Mangrove Propagation project I’m having the opportunity to make a difference. Through the ‘One Endemic Plant Per Family’, campaign we are increasing people’s awareness toward local endangered species. Moreover, that ELI Africa has planted over 14 000 Mangroves along the coasts of Mauritius bears testimony to the organization’s engagement to protect our marine ecosystem. We firmly believe that through our education and commitment we can actually make a difference.