The island is home to unique animal and plant species. Conservationists want to recreate a remnant forest on Ile aux Aigrettes; the Mascarene includes Mauritius, Reunion, and Rodrigues. Turtles help spread fruits that promote biodiversity.
The Mauritius fody thrives in the forest restoration habitat at Ile aux Aigrettes. Other species include pink pigeons, kestrels, and the eco-parakeet. Elisa Laverdant looks for nests and treats birds who suffer from trichinosis.
Pascale Mucktoom grows endemic plants in the nursery. A large corporation from the mainland arrives at Ile aux Aigrettes to learn about endemic horticulture.
This program brings children to Ile aux Aigrettes for hands-on learning about conservation. The Mauritian Wildlife Foundation aims to have more young people become conservationists. Interns from foreign countries discuss why they applied.
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Mauritius has embarked on an ambitious experiment to revive its rich biodiversity on a tiny protected island.
Length: 23 minutes
Copyright date: ©2019
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