The situation in oceans around the world is deteriorating, and at an escalating pace
We now know that 15 of the world's 17 largest fisheries -- where the world depends on its fish -- are either at full exploitation level or in fact, declining.
We've had a good century of developing terrestrial protected areas, national parks on land
But in the face of big challenges such as habitat loss, pollution of coastal zones, and species loss, and the high seas collapse of fish stocks, the whole marine realm is becoming rapidly more important
The problem is that the argument has not been made on the scale of national economies, and that is what we are trying to do.
We are talking about a network of marine protected areas that is defined from both an ecological and eco-system perspective as well as from the perspective of the users.
Including the value of natural resources and our social capital in national accounting is a vital step to achieve economic growth that is equitable and sustainable.
We've got all these bits of information in different institutions
Given the tiny amount of good quality tropical forest remaining on Mauritius, this development can only be viewed as catastrophic to the native biodiversity
Restoration of peatlands is a low hanging fruit, and among the most cost-effective options for mitigating climate change.