On day 5, we visited an NGO called ‘Reef Conservation’ at Nauticaz. There, we learned about the organization, their activities and projects that they carry. One of their project that caught my attention was the Voluntary Marine Conservation Area Programme (VMCA).
WHAT IS THE VMCA?
It is a protected area in the lagoon and sea including habitats and biodiversity. It started in 2009 in Mauritius, since then they have 2 VMCA site on the North and East Caost of Mauritius at ‘Roches Noires Lagoon’ and the other at ‘Anse La Raie Lagoon’. It is a community based programme and an establishment of sustainable activities e.g Snorkeling Trail.
WHY A VMCA IN MAURITIUS?
The presentation itself was very fascinating and the project is something that should be implemented in Seychelles to protect our reefs and biodiversity.
Until next time