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Vegetation description

Mangrove forests occur along the eastern shore of Mauritius. They are found in the regions of Trou D'Eau Douce, Pointe D'Esny, Pointe Lafayette and Poste de Flacq and also along the shores of a number of islands, including Ile Aux Cerfs and L'ile D'Ambre. Mangrove forests are composed of Rhizophora mucronata and Bruguiera gymnorrhiza.

Institute For Environmental and Legal Studies. 2002a. Marine resources and the environment. In Mauritius and its environment
Institute for Environmental and Legal Studies.
2002b. Flora of Mauritius. In Mauritius and its environment

National level mangrove area estimates








Chinaeh, V., 1991. Personal communication.


Cited in: Fisher, P and Spalding, M.D. 1993. Protected areas with mangrove habitat. Draft Report World Conservation Centre, Cambridge, UK. 60pp.

Trends in mangrove area extent over time

No significant changes appear to have occurred in the mangrove area extent in the last twenty years.

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