News Mauritius

30 Bojer's Skinks were evacuated from Ile de la Passe © Mauritian Wildlife Foundation

Reptile rescue mission after devastating...

Thu, 29/10/2020
When an oil freighter ran aground within a few kilometres of Mauritian nature reserves, local conservationists rushed in to rescue three globally threatened lizard species found nowhere else. The reptiles were moved to a captive breeding programme that could provide a vital lifeline.
About 800 tons of oil spilled into the ocean © 2020 Maxar Technologies

Mauritius oil spill: environmental crisis unfolds

Thu, 13/08/2020
On July 25, a Japanese-owned Panama flagged tanker carrying 4,000 tons of fuel ran aground off southeast Mauritius, within two kilometres of an important nature reserve. Read how our Mauritian Partner is at the forefront of the crisis response, and how you can help.
There are now 473 Pink Pigeons in the wild © Mauritian Wildlife Foundation

How did the Pink Pigeon bounce back from just...

Fri, 15/02/2019
The Pink Pigeon is no longer Endangered. But how did conservationists achieve this, and is it sustainable? Dr Vikash Tatayah, Conservation Director, Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (BirdLife Partner) reports from the field…
Pink Pigeon © Thomas Berg/Flickr

Reintroducing the pink pigeon and echo parakeet...

Tue, 05/09/2017
The Mauritian Wildlife Foundation is re-introducing birds to suitable habitats to prevent their extinction.