Research and Monitoring
Sound conservation management must be underpinned by scientific research. Reef Conservation is working to establish baseline surveys in the adjacent lagoons of Anse-La-Raie, Roches Noires and Trou D’Eau Douce, to further understand the ecology of each site, the causes of coral degradation, and actions that may help increase biodiversity and productivity of these sites.
The lagoons of Mauritius are severely degraded. Our research and monitoring programs are designed to help us further isolate the causes of degradation, and how an area might be able to recover from extensive damage.