Mauritian endangered bird finds new home
In 1995, only 9 echo parakeets, a type of parrot found in Mauritius, were left in the world, and considered critically endangered. Today, the species is on the way to recovery. 29 birds have now been released into the wild at la Vallée de Ferney nature reserve on the east coast of the island more
International Women's Day 2014: "Equality for Women Means Better Progress for All"
On March 8, 2014 the world is celebrating International Women's Day with this year's theme highlighting the importance of women and gender equality as agents of economic and social development. This emphasis comes in the light of increasing recognition that women's participation typically leads to more
Let’ s Go Wild for Wildlife! SGP welcomes the first World Wildlife Day
World Wildife Day, which was celebrated on March 3rd, 2014 for the first time, honors the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and raises awareness about the wide-ranging ecosystem benefits they provide. This day was chosen to commemorate the signing of the Convention on more
GEF SGP Projects receive Awards and Recognition
During 2013, SGP grantees received more than 50 awards, prizes or other forms of recognition for their outstanding efforts in conserving and rehabilitating the environment while improving the well-being of their communities. Below are a select number of award-winning projects – which have not yet more
SGP Project wins Emerging Exporters Gold Award in Mauritius
On August 22th, 2013, the Association Pour l'Education des Enfants Defavorises (APEDED), a grantee of the GEF Small Grants Programme, won the "Emerging Exporters Gold Award". The award, organized by Enterprise Mauritius, aims at inspiring more Mauritian enterprises to develop sustainable exports in more
Restoration of Anse Quitor Nature Reserve
The original fauna and flora of Rodrigues is unique to the world; however, it has suffered from the onslaught of four centuries of degradationwhich has destroyed much of Rodrigues' rich biodiversity. Surviving plants are reduced to a single individual or a handful of individuals or small isolated more
Three SGP Projects were showcased during the celebration 43rd Anniversary Mauritius Independence Day
On the occasion of the 43rd anniversary of the Independence Day and the 19th anniversary of the Republic Day in Mauritius celebrated last March 12, the GEF Small Grants Programme in Mauritius was invited to display 3 of its projects on the Prime Ministers' Office float. The theme was "Maurice Ile more
Books Funded by SGP Launched in Mauritius
During the week-end of November 26, the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (MWF) launched two books which have been funded under the GEF SGP The Native Plants & Animals of Mauritius and A guide to the plants in Mauritius. The launching ceremony was performed by the Minister of Education Honorable more
Mauritius Celebrates 10 Years of SGP
SGP Mauritius celebrated its 10 year anniversary last month under the slogan "Celebrating Community Commitment towards Environment". The event was held within the context of the 60th anniversary celebration of the UN which took place on 24 October. The highlights of the celebrations included the more
Endangered Baby Seal Saved by SGP-Funded NGO in Mauritius
A baby seal is being helped back to its natural habitat by the SGP grantee 'Reef Conservation Mauritius'. After a voyage of more than 3 800 kilometers from the Antarctic, the exhausted baby seal stranded on the beaches of the tropical island of Mauritius in the beginning of August. The unusual more


Mrs. Pamela Bapoo-Dundoo
National Coordinator
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