Perrier Nature Reserve, Mauritius

SLM Project

Mainstreaming Sustainable Land Management and Biodiversity Conservation in the Republic of Mauritius

Rapid urbanisation, changes in land use and unsustainable agricultural practices are some of the causes of land degradation in Mauritius and Rodrigues. The Global Environment Facility(GEF), through a USD 1.7 million grant, will support the Government of Mauritius to:

  1. Improve institutional and policy frameworks to improve Integrated Landscape Management (ILM) planning and mainstream Sustainable Land Management (SLM).
  2. Develop skills, tools and incentives to pilot and implement Sustainable Land Management practices. 
  3. Upscaling the adoption of SLM and ILM though better knowledge managements and gender mainstreaming. 

This project will help the Government of Mauritius stop the drivers of land degradation and help restore soil and achieve Land Degradation Neutrality. 


  • Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security
  • Forestry Services
  • Ministry of Environment, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change
  • Rodrigues Regional Assembly
  • Selected NGOs

Read the project factsheet here.


  • 2,063 ha of land under improved sustainable land management regime
  • adoption of the Land Degradation Neutrality Targets
  • Developing an Integrated Landscape Management for the Republic of Mauritius
  • Adopting incentive mechanisms to ensure sustainable financing of sustainable land management practices

Project Context

About 80%

of land in Mauritius is privately owned


of land in Rodrigues owned by the State

About 25%

of land area in Mauritius covered by forests


of original native forest has disappeared