Arboretum to mark International Day for Biological Diversity

An Arboretum which will house some 5 000 endemic plants of 600 rare species was inaugurated Tuesday at the Native Plant Propagation Centre in Curepipe in context of the International Day for Biological Diversity 2018.

It is important to preserve and conserve the endemic species of plants which are becoming more and more endangered owing to the effects of climate change on the environment qnd to ensure that endemic plants and animals which are part of biodiversity are protected.

The National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) 2017-2025 for Mauritius, which sets out the Strategy and Action Plan for biodiversity conservation for the next nine years and contribute to national development and sectoral planning frameworks through a renewed and active National Biodiversity Planning. Mauritius was the first country to sign and ratify the Convention on Biological Diversity in September 1992.


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