South west coast

A follow up of the coral reefs of the south west coast was started in September 2008 as part of the "Sustainable Management of Marine Resources, Cetaceans-Reefs in Mauritius" project. 

Due to the invaluable cooperation from the divers from MUG, as well as Sandra Rabier and Christophe Pelicier, in partnership with ARVAM (Agence pour la Recherche et la Valorisation Marine), samplings could be done on 22 stations located on the outer slope of the coral reefs on the south west coast of Mauritius. 

The data collected on coral recovery have been processed and analysed and then integrated in order to establish GIS maps of the western region of Mauritius. The next step is to use this data to support the creation of a Marine Protected Area (MPA) in this region.