Reforesting endemic flora and conserving our natural biodiversity.
With unique endemic flora and fauna often found nowhere else in the world, Mauritius has experienced a widespread decline in native species since its original settlement. ELI Africa is committed to reintroducing endemic trees and other flora to a designated site which we now call our ELI forest, and in every household in Mauritius. We sustain our initiatives by promoting environmental education and raising awareness in the local community.
The ELI Forest
The area is currently covered by sugarcane and non-native eucalyptus trees. After teaming up with conservators from the Mauritian Forestry Service, it was determined that the site is an ideal location for endemic planting. The land’s topography and geology are able to sustain a wide range of endemic trees. As well, the is area also home to the endangered Mauritian Fruit Bat, and by including endemic, fruit-bearing trees in our forest, we can expand the amount of habitable land for the bats
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