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Expanding Rodrigues Dry Coastal Forest at Plaine Corail in Mauritius to Protect Threatened Biodiversity
Grantee Name: 
Francois Leguat Ltd
HOTSPOT
Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$58,954
DATES
Apr 2016
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May 2019
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Project Overview Overview
CEPF Strategic Direction Strategy
HOTSPOT
Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$58,954
DATES
Apr 2016
-
May 2019

Revive the original environment of François Leguat reserve on Rodrigues Island. Once described as covered with forest, Rodrigues is now considered one of the most degraded tropical islands in the world. With CEPF support, François Leguat, a privately owned tourism and conservation area, will restore six hectares of degraded land by planting about 100,000 native plants. The project will also develop a program of international eco-volunteers who will work on ecosystem restoration and environmental education.

Strategic Direction: 2 Enable civil society to mainstream biodiversity and conservation into political and economic decision-making.