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The natural island landscape of Mauritius is predicted to very vulnerable to the projected effects of climate change. The effects of climate change are predicted to increase natural disasters and increase the sensitivity of the ecosystems.1 The government has begun to allocate portions of its overall budget to create climate change mitigation agencies.2 Steps have also been taken to increase green technology and eco-friendly programs. The government recently announced that there will be a 50% tax reduction on hybrid/electric cars.3

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1 http://www.gcca.eu/national-programmes/africa/global-climate-change-alliance-for-mauritius
2 Ibid
3 http://gcca.eu/sites/default/files/soraya.khosravi/gcca-mauritius14nov2013.pdf
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Mauritius News

BBC Sport 
Malawi and Seychelles were both knocked out of the regional qualifiers for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) on Saturday, losing to Madagascar and Mauritius respectively. The CHAN - a tournament for locally-based African players featuring in ... See more..
CNN 
CNN Travel's series often carries sponsorship originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Read the policy. (CNN) Luxury hotels have staked claims to Mauritius's famed ... See more..
Quartz 
Last year was tough for Africa's wealthy. Across the continent, the rich saw their ranks decline. Tiny Mauritius, however, bucked the trend in a big way. There were approximately 145,000 people with net assets worth $1 million or more living in Africa ... See more..
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CNN 
The Photography Museum is the culmination of Tristan Bréville's lifelong passion for cameras, and his personal collection of one million images documenting the history of Mauritius. Only a relative few are on display. Among the jewels are a collection ... See more..
CNN 
To get to any of these, or just to get around Mauritius, you can use taxis (find a good one on your first day and stick with him), hire a car or use one of the many tour companies in Mauritius like White Sands Tours (www.whitesandstours.com) or ... See more..
The Independent 
With reports that the US Department of Justice (DOJ)- which is looking into the role of Goldman Sachs Group's in raising almost US$6 billion (S$8.3 billion) for Malaysia's 1MDB investment fund – is asking questions about money flowing through accounts ... See more..
Africa Intelligence (subscription) 
Barclays Bank in Mauritius will vanish from the business scene between now and 2030. The decision has been made at the establishment's headquarters in ... See more..
CNN 
Mauritius is a relative newcomer to global rum markets, where long-time producers in the Caribbean are better established and enjoy an undeniable cachet. For centuries, colonial governments in Mauritius frowned on using sugar cane for rum, because ... See more..
iExpats.com 
Located in a world time 'sweet spot' halfway between the money markets of Europe and the Far East, the tiny nation is already punching above its weight in terms of banks and financial firms based on the India Ocean island. The latest financial giant to ... See more..
National Geographic 
Mauritius, where I'm from, is a small island in the Indian Ocean that has been victim to pollution, unsustainable development and rapid population growth over the past 50 years. Its lagoons—the shallow water zones between the fringing coral reefs and ... See more..
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Geography

Southern Africa, island in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar
Area

Total 2,040 sq km
Land 2,030 sq km
Water 10 sq km

***NOTE*** includes Agalega Islands, Cargados Carajos Shoals (Saint Brandon), and Rodrigues
Climate

tropical, modified by southeast trade winds; warm, dry winter (May to November); hot, wet, humid summer (November to May)
Natural Resources

arable land, fish ;
Natural Hazards

cyclones (November to April); almost completely surrounded by reefs that may pose maritime hazards
Current Environmental Issues

water pollution, degradation of coral reefs

Demographics

Nationality
Mauritian
Population
1,322,238 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Since independence in 1968, Mauritius has developed from a low-income, agriculturally based economy to a middle-income diversified economy with growing industrial, financial, and tourist sectors. For most of this period, annual growth has been on the order of 5% to 6%. This achievement has been reflected in more equitable income distribution, increased life expectancy, lowered infant mortality, and a much-improved infrastructure. The economy rests on sugar, tourism, textiles and apparel, and financial services, and is expanding into fish processing, information and communications technology, and hospitality and property development. Sugarcane is grown on about 90% of the cultivated land area and ...See More accounts for 15% of export earnings. The government's development strategy centers on creating vertical and horizontal clusters of development in these sectors. Mauritius has attracted more than 32,000 offshore entities, many aimed at commerce in India, South Africa, and China. Investment in the banking sector alone has reached over $1 billion. Mauritius, with its strong textile sector, has been well poised to take advantage of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). Mauritius' sound economic policies and prudent banking practices helped to mitigate negative effects of the global financial crisis in 2008-09. GDP grew in the 3-4% per year range in 2010-12, and the country continues to expand its trade and investment outreach around the globe. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$20.53 billion (2012 est.); $19.88 billion (2011 est.); $19.15 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

32% of GDP (2012 est.); 31% of GDP (2011 est.); 31% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

sugarcane, tea, corn, potatoes, bananas, pulses; cattle, goats; fish
Industries

food processing (largely sugar milling), textiles, clothing, mining, chemicals, metal products, transport equipment, nonelectrical machinery, tourism