Mauritius: Not Very Eco-Friendly Destination

Mauritius, truly a destination of dreams, is an exotic location. It encompasses of the most spectacular natural beauties like the turquoise sea and swaying palm trees. It offers loveliest collection to the nature-lovers like the indigenous and exotic plants. The giant Victoria Amazonica water lilies and the diverse species of palm trees are a splendid gift to the tourists. The inhabitants with their lovely smiles provide an enchanting retreat and leave an immortal impression on the minds of the tourists. The friendly-environment with a blend of tranquility and calmness pleases everyone alike.

It has to offer loads and loads of unexplored natural beauties, with the undulating mountains, calm blue shores and the wide ranging species of flowers. Other than that, there are some of the most amazing and antique places which comprises of innate beauty.

There is an extensive 60 acre garden which flaunts 500 distinct species of plants, of which 80 are palms. Among them, the one which are the striking part are spice garden and the Talipot palms said to flower every 60 years after which they die. This region is gifted with an amazing collection of flora and fauna. The deers and tortoise are sure to lure the visitors. The historical locations like the old French mansion, Château Mon Plaisir, and an old sugar mill possesses some of the most antique collection that reflects the Mauritius’ rich historical past. Surely, these are some of the descriptions from Mauritius that will tempt you to explore this place.

But to the question that is Mauritius really an environment-friendly holiday destination? The answer is no. There are many other countries in the world that are declared to be polluted on the debatable issue of bio-green and Mauritius is a part of it. The Ferney road development project is the first one to be swept by this new wave and has been sent back to the board. From raw sewage and pesticides in waterways, to loud music from nightclubs, all these issues have been discussed many-a-times but very little is actually done to turn these promises of eco-friendly environment into reality. The Ministry of environment boasts itself to be taking up eco-friendly measures to attain the highest level of environmental quality as a means to enhance the quality of life of Mauritians and preserve the natural environment. But these talks apparently seem to be building castles in the air because very little efforts have been done to make this happen.

Mauritius palm trees and sugar cane

The government now needs to wake up from a long sleep and wobble itself to shoulder its responsibility. Sugar cane is the one that supports for the living of the inhabitants and on the contrary, acts as fuel to the fire by contributing as one of the most inconvenient factors for escalating the debatable issue of environmental pollution. The important aspects of life i.e. time and money can be saved by putting fire to the crop but its consequences brings along a multitude of injustice to people living around or near the fields on fire. As a result, those ashes that are produced from the burning leaves are windswept miles away from the fields, only to end up in places where we go to get some calm and tranquility.

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