Mauritius and its Environment




Institute for Environmental and Legal Studies


To study the environment and its manifold interactions with human societies







The aim of this site is to make available information, analysis and to offer views on Mauritius that, at times, run counter to the prevailing ideas and general consensus.

Although this site is mainly in English certain sections are in French, a consequence of the bilingualism of Mauritius.

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Please note that this web site is always under construction!

Volume 2 Number 1 December 2013 

Volume 1 Number 10 December 2012

Volume 1 Number 9 July 2012 A special single issue on

An Elementary Model to Assess the Impact of Different Levels of Oil Prices on the Mauritian Economy” 

CT Power, les IPP et le processus MID, quelles transitions énergétiques pour Maurice? Décembre 2012 








A description of Mauritius and where it is to be found in the World!

About Mauritius ; Coastal Zones; Economy;

Energy Considerations; Environment; Fauna

Flora; Forestry; Government; History

The Lagoon;

The Legal System and Environmental Laws

Marine Resources; People & Culture

Sugar cane cultivation and agriculture

Tourism in Mauritius; Water

Local Environmental News (most articles are in French)

1998 – 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008

200920102011  - Discontinued



Press articles by: Plateform Maurice Lanvironnement

Développement durable et production d’électricité : Charbon pas charbon?

Maurice Iles Durables et Budget 2013 MID : Gone with the wind!

(Platform Moris Lanvironnman November 2012)







Mr Karim Jaufeerally: "Notre civilisation va vers son déclin"

« La seule alternative qui nous reste c'est de changer notre mode de vie, d'économiser nos ressources en arrêtant d'adorer le veau d'or de la croissance"

Article paru dans le Week-End | 15 janvier, 2012


An Elementary Model to Assess the Impact of Different Levels of Oil Prices on the Mauritian Economy (August 2012)

CT Power, les IPP et le processus MID, quelles transitions énergétiques pour Maurice? (22 Décembre 2012)

Ce que je souhaite pour mon pays pour les prochains 50 ans (13 juin 2013)

Quels impacts des prix du pétrole sur l’économie mauricienne ? 29 oct 2013




New files or recently updated ones

Energy Transitions for Mauritius, from now to 2050: an overview (Part I, II, III – July 2017)


The hotel & tourism invasion of the Southern Coast: a new frontline for the defence of the public interest and the environment? (February 2017)


On Aviation, Oil and Tourism Glimpses of the Future (18th of October 2016)

Tourism Dynamics, Coastal land issues and the Mauritian Public, what interactions for the future?  (20 September 2016)

The Budget of 2016 – 2017: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. A perspective from the green end of things. (5 August 2016)


World Oil Prices, the mauritian economy and the fuel pump, what interactions? (24 Octobre 2015)


Apres CT Power, est-ce au tour d’Alteo de torpiller le MID (Maurice Ile Durable) et la NEC (National Energy Comission) ? 7 fevrier 2014

CT Power  est une menace réelle  aux ambitions de MID 1-7 décembre 2013




Links of interest

An excellent blog about sustainability, nature, culture and the future of industrial society by John Michael Greer



The Different Environmental Stresses Afflicting Mauritius

Agrochemical Usage

Environmental Stresses

Road Transport

Land Transport in Mauritius (New)

Solid Waste

Sewage Network

Tourism and the Environment


Case Studies in Environmental Management

The Blue Bay Marine Park and Hotel Development

Golf à l'île aux Cerfs

Hôtel à La Prairie

Chaines d'Hôtels à Bel Ombre

Ile Aux Bénitiers




National Heritage / Patrimoine

Le Jardin Botanique de Pamplemousses

Téléphérique au Morne

Projets à Agalega

Biodiversité en danger

Patrimoine en disparition


Ces Hôtels qui font peur

Nature Trails in Mauritius

A trail in the south of the island – February 2011



Global Environmental Issues

Fossil Fuels and Human Civilisation

Biodiversity Loss

Climate Change

Globalisation and the Environment

Land Degradation and Agriculture

Water Resources

World Fisheries







Sustainable Living and Civilisation in the 21st Century

The Electronic Newsletter on Sustainability Issues (ENSI)

The newsletter of the Institute

Issues from 2008 to December 2012 are on line.

A discussion about sustainable development and sustainability (December 2010)



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Date on the Web: 22nd of January 1998

Last Update:  15th of August 2017


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