The decolonisation process was to take place rapidly during the reign of Elizabeth II.
The birds only live on one island and are all very closely-related.
Attention is on the UK to relinquish its hold on the islands. What’s missing is an acknowledgment of the enduring role of the US in this international crime.
Macaques are an alien species - and the endemic plants and animals of the island haven’t adapted to protect themselves against these monkeys.
By raising the Mauritian flag on the Chagos Islands, the east African nation has reasserted – if only symbolically – its claim to sovereignty.
In the early 1960s, British and American diplomats conspired to establish a military base on Diego Garcia, the largest atoll of the Chagos Archipelago.
My family is Mauritian, but when I take a DNA test, Mauritian didn’t even rank as an ethnicity. It can’t. Everyone from Mauritius is from somewhere else, or from many places at the same time.
Sir Jugnauth considerably shaped the economic and political contours of contemporary Mauritius.
Scientists watched in real time as rising ocean heat transformed the sprawling reef. It was a harbinger for ecosystems everywhere as the planet warms.
Conflict between fruit-growers, the Mauritian government and conservationists has dragged on for years – it’s time for a new approach.
A new study examines the diet of an invasive population of guttural toads in Mauritius and finds a number of species of conservation concern.
Multiple ocean industries are rapidly growing, but efforts to protect vulnerable habitats are stalling.
Mauritius’ oil spill highlights the plight of impoverished communities that live along the coastline.
Marine wildlife rarely remain in one habitat. Most species rely on a healthy network of ecosystems to raise their young and catch their food.
After the oil spill, the usual sight of families strolling by the sea was quickly replaced by volunteers working hard in a concerted effort to protect their coast.
Independent investigations will need to look into potential failures in response to the disastrous Mauritian oil spill.
Mauritians have been volunteering to help clear an oil spill from the MV Wakashio but have been told not to. It’s difficult when the threat of oil and inaction is what many have seen.
With the dawn of colonialism, nursing and midwifery were formally established and, in many colonies, recognised as the first modern clinical profession on the African continent.
Downgrades have a devastating effect on economies that are already strained. The decision to downgrade during a crisis like the coronavirus pandemic must be challenged.
Mauritius relies on a strategy of being open to imports and exports.