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EPCO is a non-governmental organization founded in 1987 and registered with the Registrar of Associations on 24th of November 1988, under the provisions of the Registrar of Association Act, 1978, Government of Mauritius, Indian Ocean. It is CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) registered; registration number: N/ 1048.

EPCO is in consultative status with the ECOSOC (Economic and Social Council)/United Nations/ DPI (Department of Public Information) and is also accredited with UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) and UNCCD (United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification). EPCO is also a member of the GEF (Global Environment Facility) NGO Network as well a WIOMSA (Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association). Since December 2013, EPCO also became a member of the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and in 2014 it became an executive member representing the Southern African Region of GNDR (Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction).

Recent News

EPCO will be present for the GEF Expanded Constituency Workshop (ECW) for the Eastern Africa Constituency will take place from 18 to 21 April, 2017 in Victoria, Seychelles. More information on: https://www.thegef.org/events/ecw-seychelles




Recent Projects

More information coming soon

This poverty alleviation project had the support of DCP (De-centralised Cooperation Programme) / 9th European Union Fund and is now running an incubation centre to empower the poor local artisans of Mauritius by training them in the manufacture of handicraft innovative products.

These souvenir items inspired by the garden beauty and history; made from recycled natural waste are available on sale at 75 Old Powder Mill Road, Pamplemousses [100 metres from SSR Botanic Garden]. The centre also accommodates Local Spices Museum for the appreciation of foreign visitors.

Contact us for a visit: 243 8459/763 3195 or email us on info@epcoweb.org

The project aims to establish a sustainable and collaborative development model for the restoration, conservation and active management of degraded natural resources, ecological processes and biodiversity of a marine coastal wetland. All the activities that will be conducted within the site have been designed in an environmentally sound manner. Mariculture will be extensive and the targeted species for cultivation are exclusively native. The conservation and restoration of the mangrove forests will consist of intensive cleanup and maintenance, removal and control of pests and invasive alien species, and seedling planting. Moreover, by reinstating ecosystem services and embellishing the area through renovation and maintenance of existing structures, walking tracks, the project will allow the development of recreational and touristic facilities, based on community vision. Emphasis has been placed on awareness raising, sensitization and information dissemination to all stakeholders through various communication tools such as brochures, press releases, information panels, environmental education programs, eco-friendly interpretation panels and community-based events. Traditional knowledge and information resulting from the on-going fisheries, biophysical, socio-economic and governance monitoring will be collected and analyzed to evaluate and review the effectiveness and sustainability of the project, within the context of adaptive management. Information on project evaluation, lessons learned and best practices will be continuously shared with all stakeholders including government agencies which will in turn improve local decision-making capacity and harmonize legislation. Finally, the project will promote the development of local alternative livelihoods opportunities, sustainable local tourism, small community businesses, alleviating poverty and enhancing quality of life.

For more information please visit http://gef-satoyama.net/subgrantprojects/epco/


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Environmental Protection & Conservation Organisation
75, Chevreau Lane, Coastal Rd Calodyne, Grand-Gaube, Mauritius.
Tel: 24388459