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What you should know about sustainable development

Sustainable development corresponds to the efficient, equitable and environmentally responsible use of all scarce resources, whether they are natural, human or economic, satisfying the needs of current generations without compromising the possibilities of future generations.


What you should know about pollution

Pollution is defined as the transfer of pollutants or toxic gases into the air, soil and water, and also the presence of microbial germs that come from the waste products of different human activities.



The Republic of Mauritius is a very small insular country, some 800 km east of Madagascar, south of Africa. It is surrounded by the Indian Ocean, and, apart from the island of Mauritius, it consists of some smaller ones such as the Rodrigues, St. Brandon and Agalega islands. 


The black continent

Its northern limit is the Mediterranean Sea; to the south it faces the meeting of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans; it overlooks the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. 


The high Roman Empire

From their small city-state, Rome, and through efficient political, military and cultural organisation, the Romans built one of the most powerful empires of ancient times. Augustus ushered in the imperial age and 200 years of peace. His immediate successors followed the principles of governance he established.

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