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World Environment Day makes global call to save planet earth’s biodiversity

Date:June 02, 2020|Domain:Environment

GIS - 02 June, 2020: This year, World Environment Day (WED)  is advocating for the safeguard of planet Earth’s biodiversity, and the crucial need to preserve and restore it. Behind the 2020 WED campaign slogan ,“Time for Nature”, there is an urgent


Onset of winter will be earlier as per MMS’ Winter 2020-Seasonal Outlook

Date:April 30, 2020|Domain:Environment

GIS – 30 April, 2020: The Winter 2020-Seasonal Outlook provided by the Mauritius Meteorological Services (MMS), which gives an insight of the expected evolution of the climate during the winter months in Mauritius and Rodrigues, indicates that th


Citizens called on not to dispose of bulky waste during confinement period

Date:April 13, 2020|Domain:Environment--Public Utilities

GIS – 13 April, 2020: The Ministry of Local Government, Disaster and Risk Management, issued a communique, today, calling on the population not to dispose of bulky waste items by the roadside or in public places during this confinement period.   I


Women cooperators encouraged to adopt sustainable consumption and production practices

Women cooperators encouraged to adopt sustainable consumption and production practices
Date:March 16, 2020|Domain:Environment--Gender

GIS - 16 March, 2020: A one-day workshop aiming at empowering women cooperators to adopt sustainable consumption and production practices in their daily activities, was launched this morning in presence of the Minister of Environment, Solid Waste Ma


Environment protection: Series of measures to be implemented

Environment protection: Series of measures to be implemented
Date:January 27, 2020|Domain:Environment

GIS– 27 January, 2020: Government is committed in adopting a responsible and environmentally sustainable development policy and will pursue its initiatives in ensuring the protection of the environment. This was the gist of the message of the Min


Environment: Replacement of casuarinas trees to curb coastal erosion

Environment: Replacement of casuarinas trees to curb coastal erosion
Date:January 24, 2020|Domain:Environment

​GIS - 24 January, 2020: The Ministry of Environment, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change, within its policy to combat coastal erosion along public beaches, will be replacing casuarina trees, commonly known as filao, by endemic ones on the pub


Weather forecast: Heavy rain warning issued for Mauritius

Weather forecast: Heavy rain warning issued for Mauritius
Date:January 22, 2020|Domain:Environment

GIS – 22 January, 2020: A heavy rain warning for Mauritius issued, today, by the Mauritius Meteorological Services (MMS), will be valid till 16.00 hours.  The local weather and atmospheric conditions are being influenced by clouds associated with th


NEOC: Updates on road traffic and water accumulation

NEOC: Updates on road traffic and water accumulation
Date:January 22, 2020|Domain:Public Infrastructure--Environment

GIS - 22 January, 2020: The National Emergency Operations Command (NEOC) is closely monitoring the situation with regard to the heavy rain warning issued by the Mauritius Meteorological Services this morning. Several regions namely Cottage, La Crois


Weather forecast: Instability zone influencing local weather

Weather forecast: Instability zone influencing local weather
Date:January 21, 2020|Domain:Environment

GIS - 21 January, 2020: The weather forecast for Mauritius issued this Tuesday by the Meteorological Services of Mauritius indicates that clouds associated with an instability zone located between Mauritius and Madagascar are influencing the local w


Workshop to develop Land Drainage Master Plan

Workshop to develop Land Drainage Master Plan
Date:January 16, 2020|Domain:Public Infrastructure--Environment--International Relations

GIS - 16 January, 2020: An inception workshop for the development of a Land Drainage Master Plan (LDMP) aiming to serve as a basis to conceptualise strategies, to be implemented by all stakeholders to reduce anthropogenic effects on the vulnerabilit