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Fondation Ressources et Nature (FORENA) is a non-governmental organization that aims to promote sustainable development and livelihood practices such as organic vegetable gardens. It also works to preserve and re- introduce terrestrial and marine endemic and native biodiversity and to mitigate the effects of climate change.

The Dodo Trail is working with FORENA and the National Park and Conservation Services (NPCS) to protect and rehabilitate the endemic and indigenous forest of Mauritius in a popular part of the Black River Gorges National Park.

A plot of 1000 m2 to clean and rehabilitate, very frequented by hikers, has been identified near the passage of the Dodo Trail.

The Dodo Trail undertakes to pay back to FORENA, a contribution of Rs 50 for each entry obtained on the 4 races offered.

Why don’t you choose to make an additional Rs 50 as an Eco-Contribution to support this project and offset your environmental impact when participating in the Dodo Trail?

PROJECT UP TO MARCH 2018

01 Weeding of 500 Square Meters

The weeding of 500 square meters began in October 2017 with a contractor, whose team has been selected and trained by NPCS officials. The area earmarked is located next to the Maccabée kiosk, near Zepol tracks, to provide the most visibility to users and more specifically those participating in trails

02 Planting Activities

Planting activities were carried out as part of a clean-up activity organised by the Dodo Trail team in October 2017. The endemic and native trees were selected by officials of the National Parks and Conservation Service. The species planted are the following:

03 Maintenance

Planting activities were carried out as part of a clean-up activity organised by the Dodo Trail team in October 2017. The endemic and native trees were selected by officials of the National Parks and Conservation Service. The species planted are the following:

Scientific NameCommon NameIUCN Red List of
Threatened Species Status
Doratoxylon apetalumBois de gaulettesVulnerable
Diospyros egrettarumBois d’ébèneCritically Endangered
Ludia mauritianaBois MozambiqueLeast Concern
Psiadia argutaBaumeVulnerable
Cassine orientalisBois d’oliveVulnerable
Foetida mauritianaBois puantEndangered
Dodonea viscosaBois de pommeLeast Concern