Sustainable Use of Rodriguan Endemic Plants
Sustainable Use of Rodriguan Endemic Plants
Winner of the 2001 Whitley Foundation Award: cash prize 25,000 English Pounds and trophy
The aim of the project is to prevent the over-exploitation and possible extinction of a wide range of useful plant species that are endemic to Rodrigues. The project will focus upon developing propagation techniques for endemic handicraft and medicinal plant species and involving the user-community in the safe-guarding of these species, the establishment and sustainable management of community plantations and in awareness-raisisng about the sustainable use of the species. These measures will safeguard the populations of many useful plant species endemic to Rodrigues. The GEF/SGP grant will be used for the establishment and running of a nursery, the organisation and running of training workshops for the community and for purchase of equipment for the general implementation of the project.

Project Snapshot

Mauritian Wildlife Foundation/Assoc. des Artisans Rodriguais
Area Of Work:
Grant Amount:
US$ 48,554.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 103,039.40
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Gender Focus
Most of the people involved in handicraft production, as well as low-cost medicine production from plants, are women.
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
The project will also safe-guard the livelihoods of the communities that rely on the use of these useful endemic plant species for handicraft production or low-cost medicine as their main and/or only source of income.
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Mrs. Pamela Bapoo-Dundoo
(230) 213 53 84
(230) 212 14 11


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Port Louis, Mauritius

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