Sensitisation and Monitoring for Permanent Mooring Buoys
Sensitisation and Monitoring for Permanent Mooring Buoys
This project aims to improve and protect the health of corals at these sites by supporting the installation of permanent mooring buoys by the Ministry of Tourism and Leisure. The extent of coral degradation by boat anchors at popular snorkelling and diving sites around Mauritius has increased rapidly in the last ten years. Successful permanent moorings will ensure that valuable lagoons and coral reef habitats are protected. The grant allocated by GEF/SGPhas mainly been used to monitor four mooring buoys that were installed at Aquarium Grand Baie and Aquarium Péreybere in the first phase of the project. It was also used to conduct sensitisation campaigns to raise awareness among fishermen, diving and boat operators, community members and other stakeholders to the presence of the buoys. A survey of the 50 other proposed sites for the buoys around Mauritius was also carried out under this project which led to approval of a full-fledged project on PMBs around the island.

Project Snapshot

Mauritius Marine Conservation Soc./Shoals of Capricorn Prog.
Area Of Work:
Grant Amount:
US$ 18,169.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 51,407.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Capacity - Building Component
All stakeholders in the project have been trained on use and importance of permanent mooring buoys.
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
Exhibition of posters, distribution of leaflets and T-shirts on the use of PMBs during the 'Environment Week' and article in the press on the same.
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Mrs. Pamela Bapoo-Dundoo
(230) 213 53 84
(230) 212 14 11


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