Mauritius : Sea-Level Rise and Impacts in Africa, 2000 to 2100. Application of the DIVA model to Africa. - Climate Change and Forests in the Congo Basin (COBAM)

Mauritius : Sea-Level Rise and Impacts in Africa, 2000 to 2100. Application of the DIVA model to Africa.

Coastline in Mauritius. Image: © mauritius-islander.com/

Impacts of sea-level rise in Mauritius

The Republic of Mauritius is a group of 20 small islands with a total land area of 2,040km2 and a population of 1.2 million (2007 estimate, Times Book, 2008). Mauritius is surrounded by coral reefs. It enjoys a maritime tropical climate and is predominantly an agricultural country, listed as one of the most densely populated agricultural islands in the world, and hence a considerable pressure on…

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