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Mauritius: The ecological equilibrium of the site of Le Morne threatened according to African experts




Mauritius: The ecological equilibrium of the site of Le Morne threatened according to African experts
Several African experts (Malawi, South Africa, Zambia and Kenya) who worked for three weeks at Le Morne World Heritage Site by UNESCO, now sound the alarm about a variety of environmental degradation around this high place of maroonage and attractions include endemic species such as the Trochetia or Immortal of the world.

Worrying erosion of the beach, spilled sewage pollution at sea, lagoon threatened by tourist activities with five hotels erected on the edge of shoreline, convenient excessive kite, endemic species in endangered, aquatic fauna and reefs attacked, experts are unanimous against many clearly identified dangers that threaten the ecological balance of Le Morne according to them.

"The problem may be more serious to the extent that the lives of the region can be in danger," African experts also point out in their conclusion given to Le Morne Heritage Trust Fund.

As a reminder, Le Morne Brabant Mountain (556 m) is a high place of maroonage in Mauritius during the period of slavery, abolished in 1835 on the island.

Classified since July 2008 as World Heritage by UNESCO, the site of the Le Morne drains in its wake a collective memory that the Mauritian government wishes to preserve from oblivion, through a foundation created in 2004, the Le Morne Heritage Trust Fund.



Fabrice François


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