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Mauritius: The United Nations Environment Program noted a marked deforestation on the island since 10 years

A study conducted by the United Nations program for the environment (UNEP) has recently put forward that Mauritius has seen over a period of 10 years its forests decrease by 10.3% of their total area.
The expansion of food crops of vegetables as well as construction operations would be the direct cause of this worrying situation that touches 90% of the territory of Mauritius.
To meet this new environmental problems, the authorities already began a vast reforestation program to reintroduce 200,000 plants and trees on the horizon of the end of 2015.
The United Nations Environment Program has also noted in its recent study the area dedicated to the cultivation of sugar cane has declined by 30% in 10 years, as reported by the newspaper L'Express of Mauritius.

Fabrice François

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