Mangroves play an important role in maintaining a healthy marine ecosystem. They protect our coasts from erosion, storms surge and tsunamis. They act as a nursery for small marine species. About 70% of commercial fishes in Mauritius depend on mangroves during their juvenile years.
Beach pollution is one of the main threats to our beaches and to marine species. In a bid to reduce the amount of litter on our beaches, we are organising several clean-ups coupled with mangrove plantation events so as to consolidate our marine ecosystems.
We are thus looking for volunteers to join us in our beach clean-up and mangrove plantation events.
We have 3 events taking place on:
22nd of May: Beach Clean Up at la Cambuse (Car + Walk)
5thof June: Mangrove Clean Up at Pointe Jerome (Car + Walk)
19th of June: Beach Clean Up at la Cambuse (With Bike)
Meeting point at Precious Plastic, coastal road Pointe d'Esny before 9:30am.
We will organize and share cars to go to the starting points.
Bags and gloves will be provided.
Maximum of 10 volunteers per beach clean up due to the confinment.
Everyone above 12 years old
Objectives / Aim
Clean our environment
12 May 2021 - 31 July 2021
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM