LUX* Resorts & Hotels has officially launched The Endemic Plants Conservation Project, in collaboration with the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (MWF), on the occasion of the World Environment Day. The project initiated by Vishnee Payen, Group Sustainability & CSR Manager at LUX*, started in October 2016 with the planting of seeds by the employees of the group at l’Ile aux Aigrettes. Consequently, the plants will be distributed to the employees, the NGOs and to the municipality of Curepipe, to spread more efficiently the species and reintegrate them in the island’s ecosystem.
“The support of our partners, such as LUX*, is essential to help us continue our adventure. Through this project, we want to create enthusiasm and make Mauritians act in favour of our biodiversity. These plants will be reintroduced in urban zones, increasing their number. This action could also support the native fauna on the long run (geckos, bats, the pic-pic, the only endemic bird that has adapted itself to urban regions)”, said Vikash Tatayah from the MWF during the launch ceremony that also saw the presence of the Superintendent of Parks & Gardens of the municipality of Curepipe, Navagalingum Thondee, the employees of LUX*, and Anoushka Virahsawmy from the NGO Gender Links.