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Mauritius is among the ten best "ethical" destinations in the world

Ethical Traveler, an American non-governmental organization, classes Mauritius among the top ten "ethical" destinations in the world.
The American NGO aims to identify the best destinations for travel and tourism in the world based on the protection of the environment, social welfare and human rights.
Cape Verde, Barbados, Uruguay, Ghana, Costa Rica, Lithuania and Latvia are among other among these ten countries.

The World Bank, according to the study of the NGO, cited last October Mauritius and Cape Verde for their "success stories" in terms of their continuity strategy of their tourism growth.
"Both countries have announced targets for renewable energy, 100% and 35% respectively of the use of this energy over the next two decades," says Le Défi Quotidien.
The NGO also indicates that according to the Human Development Report 2013, United Nations Mauritius has the highest score, the placing well above the regional and global average.

Mauritius continues to lead for the Sub-Saharan region in relation to the index of economic freedom 2012 of the Heritage Foundation as well as on the index Ibrahim 2013 good governance in Africa, with a score of 82.9 points. 

At the level of human rights, Le Défi Quotidien states that the NGO expresses criticism of Mauritius for its "outdated laws that criminalize homosexuality" and also for the treatment inflicted to animals while Mauritius is the world's second largest exporter of monkeys after China.
The Ethical Traveler also believes that three African countries on the list of best ethical destinations, including Cape Verde, Ghana and Mauritius are models for the region.

Waheda Mungly

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