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Mauritius Fisheries Minister highlights importance of sustainable development

Mauritius Fisheries Minister highlights importance of sustainable development

If Mauritians ignore the long term intangible benefits of sustainable development, they are putting at great risk the indigenous biodiversity and leaving a poor coastal and marine biodiversity for the coming generations, said Mauritius Fisheries Minister Premdut Koonjoo. (Image: mid.govmu.org)
 
Mauritians must bring about a paradigm shift in mindset to better appreciate all the benefits of sustainable development, said Mauritius Fisheries Minister Premdut Koonjoo.

The opening ceremony of the UNDP-GEF inception workshop on “Mainstreaming biodiversity into the management of the coastal zone in the Republic of Mauritius” was held last week at La Canelle, Domaine Les Pailles, on February 25, 2015.

The Inception Workshop was held with the objective of mainstreaming biodiversity as a component of operations and policies of tourism and physical development sectors in Mauritius.

Speaking at the occasion, the minister said that if Mauritians ignore the long term intangible benefits of sustainable development, they are putting at great risk the indigenous biodiversity and leaving a poor coastal and marine biodiversity for the coming generations.
 
He added that the process of mainstreaming biodiversity will be achieved through a land and sea scape wide integrated management approach, based on the country’s Environmental Sensitive Areas’ (ESAs) inventory and assessment.
 
It may be noted that in August 2013, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) approved the Project Identification Form (PIF) for the project “Mainstreaming biodiversity into the management of the coastal zone in the Republic of Mauritius”, which identified the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as the GEF agency. 
 
The Mauritius Oceanography Institute (MOI) was designated as the national implementation agency to lead the project, in collaboration with Rodrigues Regional Assembly (RRA) and national entities in charge of environment, fisheries, tourism, agriculture and physical development.
 
The main aim of the project is to mainstream the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity as well as ecosystem services into coastal zone management.

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