Rehabilitating our coral reefs and enhancing the socio-economic well-being of local communities.
In Mauritius, healthy coral reefs significantly contribute to tourism, fisheries, and shoreline protection, all three of which are vital aspects of the country’s prosperity. Unfortunately, certain lagoon reefs in Mauritius have lost more than 50-60% of of their live coral cover in recent years.
Coral farming in Trou aux Biches
In 2013, we launched a coral farming project in Trou aux Biches in collaboration with the Mauritius Oceanography Institute (MOI) and funded by the United Nations Development Programme’s Global Environment Facility (UNDP-GEF). We installed fixed rope coral nurseries and were able to rear and transplant up to 5,000 coral fragments into the degraded and damaged lagoon of Trou aux Biches through the end of 2014.
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