Mauritius

A small white boat rests buoyed on clear, blue-green waters under a cloudy blue sky with a gentle mountain in the distance.

The shores of Pointe d'Esny, Mauritus, as seen from Île aux Aigrettes, one of the most prominent reserves in the Indian Ocean, on July 21, 2022. Almost two years prior, this water was blackened by an oil spill from the MV Wakashio. (Zoey England/University of Connecticut)

University of Connecticut
This July marks two years since the MV Wakashio oil spill. Though environmental NGOs have left the island and news coverage of the disaster has ceased, youth around Mauritius are still reeling from the effects of the tragedy.
Planet Forward
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner may hit a little too close to home for the citizens of Mauritius. In this week's webisode, take a trip to the small island with the help of Planet Forward member Matt Gray and learn about one way the smart community... Read More
U.S. Fulbright Fellow
On the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, rainfall is heavy in the early months of the year, but nearly nonexistent during the second half. The island lacks the infrastructre to store water throughout the year, as reservoirs often leak and... Read More