The recent devastating oil spill in Mauritius is destroying one of the most beautiful places in the world, along with the livelihoods of the people who live there.
The Government of Mauritius is responsible for ensuring the protection of their environment and the livelihoods of its citizens, many of whom are severely impacted by the oil spill.
On 25 July, the MV Wakashio struck a pristine coral reef on Mauritius' southeast coast. The tons of oil that leaked out of the ship are creating an environmental crisis that may last for decades, putting many endangered species within the lagoons and the mangrove forests at significant risk.
The oil spill could create significant long-term damage to the ecosystems that the Mauritian people depend on. The Mauritian government must avoid dangerous methods of trying to remove the oil, which could result in even greater negative impacts on fragile coral reefs, mangrove forests, fish spawning areas and nurseries, crustaceans and shellfish.
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