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Community-based green-solutions to combat coastal erosion and protect sandy beaches

Description

Coastal erosion poses a major threat to Mauritius, impacting tourism, biodiversity, and the livelihoods of coastal communities. Traditional solutions like gabion walls have proven ineffective or harmful. Coral Garden Conservation (CGC) proposes a pilot project focused on nature-based solutions for five vulnerable beaches in Southern Mauritius. By planting native beach morning glory, CGC will stabilize the coastline while restoring coastal habitat. This project prioritizes community engagement and ecosystem-based management, training locals in restoration techniques. CGC's approach protects shorelines, enhances biodiversity, and offers tangible benefits to coastal communities, setting a model for sustainable coastal resilience in Mauritius and other SIDS.

 

Details
Green-solutions to combat coastal erosion – a community-based approach to protect and restore sandy beaches
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  • Innovator Coral Garden Conservation
  • OIC Financing
    39,946.00
  • Beneficiary Mauritius
  • Category
    Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
  • Focal Point
    Gilbert Ricot
  • Beach Morning Glory (Ipomoea pes-caprae) protects and restores sandy beaches from coastal erosion in Mauritius.
    Beach Morning Glory (Ipomoea pes-caprae) protects and restores sandy beaches from coastal erosion in Mauritius.
  • Beach Morning Glory (Ipomoea pes-caprae) protects and restores sandy beaches from coastal erosion in Mauritius.
    Beach Morning Glory (Ipomoea pes-caprae) protects and restores sandy beaches from coastal erosion in Mauritius.
  • Beach Morning Glory (Ipomoea pes-caprae) protects and restores sandy beaches from coastal erosion in Mauritius.
    Beach Morning Glory (Ipomoea pes-caprae) protects and restores sandy beaches from coastal erosion in Mauritius.