National Park-To-Arms D'Eau: Faugoo Against Any Development On Reserves And Forests

7 years, 7 months ago - October 06, 2013
The Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security Satish Faugoo was against any development on reserves and Mauritian forests.

At Bras d'Eau , in the context of the opening of the new interpretation of the reservation center. He said that sanctions will be taken against those who have developed projects .While insisting that he must be a balance between development and conservation of forests, Faugoo Minister said: " Nou bizin kapav gard li kouma li ete. " He believes that we should not allow projects even if they are" eco-friendly " . Moreover, he said, there many requests to do so. " Ena Boukou presyon ," he argues , either for residential, industrial or tourism . And clarify that individuals have developed " eco-friendly" projects, but are illegal . "  Nou pou pran bann sanksyon kont zot ," said he said.Minister Faugoo dwelt at length on the importance of forests and biodiversity and encouraged Mauritius to plant trees in their yards and not kill those who are already there.
A national park , says the Minister of Food Security, purifies the air , provides habitat for various species , including medicinal plants , and captures water. In a similar vein , he commented on the great droughts that Mauritius has experienced in the recent past , including the drying of Mare aux Vacoas . While some have criticized the situation much saying that there are leaks or that the logging has been responsible , says Mr. Faugoo , it should be noted that the tank was refilled and that at this time, " we see again drying ." "We will regulate the distribution of water in the country ," he argues .
The Minister recalled that Faugoo Park Bras d'Eau was elevated to national park status in 2011 during an official ceremony attended by Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam . Two years later , the park sees develop an interpretive center better equipped than the one that already existed , he says , noting that it cost Rs 3.3 million to the government. In addition to a permanent exhibition on the endemic and indigenous species of Mauritius , the center has a conference room , outside , there is a nursery and a research center .
The visitor can then take a walk in the park and visit the ruins . With a little luck, it may fall on native and migratory birds, depending on the time of visit.According to Satish Faugoo , Mauritius was the first country to sign the Convention on Biological Diversity . Thereafter , the country has signed other conventions and protocols relating to biodiversity. It indicates that Mauritius is ranked third on the list of countries with endangered species .
Among the 247 species of endemic plants, 200 are endangered , hence the importance of conservation actions of the government. Park visitors Bras d'Eau receive a brochure with information and a park map .After opening the Petrin Visitor's Centre on August 1 and the Bras d'Eau yesterday, Mr. Faugoo announces the opening of the Valley of Osterlog . Guests at the ceremony yesterday received a gift of a park brochure and Trochetia boutoniana or earring, the national flower of Mauritius.

Text by Le Mauricien

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