“Sensation Nature” – Promoting Eco-Tourism through the marking of selected Nature Trails
“Sensation Nature” – Promoting Eco-Tourism through the marking of selected Nature Trails
Mauritius is renowned for its endless white sandy beaches, turquoise lagoons and golden sun. Yet the island holds further less known natural treasures that can be enjoyed by its residents and tourists. These nature tracks have little or no markings and this renders them hardly accessible without a guide.

Efforts are being made by the Government, the private sector and NGOs to preserve what is left of the indigenous forests. Eco-tourism in the island is limited to a few activities or expensive destinations and is not accessible to all. The project “Sensation Nature” intends to address this particular problem for a selected number of the not-so-well-known nature trails in Mauritius.

The proposed project aims to contribute to the above efforts by promoting among the population an increased environmental awareness about the presence and importance to preserve the endemic/indigenous plants found along a selected number of nature trails, as a way to ensure the sustainability of conservation efforts.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Junior Chamber International Port Louis
Country:
Mauritius
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 16,050.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 5,875.19
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 5,515.98
Project Number:
MAR/SGP/OP3/17
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
Project “Sensation Nature” falls under the Community Development programme of JCI Port Louis and its objectives are to promote eco-tourism and nature-related recreational activities, to increase the awareness of the local people with regards to nature and the environment, to publish a brochure that describes a selected number of nature trails and the endemic/indigenous plants that can be found along them, to mark these tracks so that they are easy to follow, to sensitise the population on the importance of the protection of the environment and to encourage artisans to produce and sell souvenir products and interact with tourists.GEF/SGP funds will be used principally for producing a set of information materials in order to disseminate information on the need to protect the environment and to educate the public on the presence of endemic/indigenous plants on the selected nature trails. Also these funds will be used for construction of signposts to be installed along the tracks and for organising the sensitisation campaign.

Grantee Contact

Mr Bashir Mahamode
Phone: +(230) 2033257
Fax: +(230) 2087897
Email: bashir.mahamode@intnet.mu
 

Address

P.O. Box 656, Bell Village, Port Louis
Bell Village, Port Louis ,

SGP Country office contact

Mrs. Pamela Bapoo-Dundoo
Phone:
(230) 213 53 84
Fax:
(230) 212 14 11
Email:

Address

2nd Floor, Sugar Industry Pension Fund Building, 1 Remy Ollier Street
Port Louis, Mauritius

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