The island of Mauritius has declared a ‘state of environmental emergency’ after More than 1,000 tonnes of oil has leaked into waters of the Indian Ocean so far...
WITH A FURTHER 2,500 TONNES THAT COULD STILL LEAK OUT SO WE MUST GET THEM URGENT HELP!
Their Mauritius island and reef are home to countless endangered species, wildlife and marine life and this nation of nearly 1.3 million people relies heavily on tourism and their natural habitat, this spill is truly devastating to both humans and animals alike.
On the evening of Saturday July 25, the main ship grounded on coral reefs in the south-east of the Indian Ocean tropical island of Mauritius. The ship, a Japanese-owned but Panama-registered bulk carrier designed to transport unpackaged goods such as coal or grain, was empty of cargo but had an estimated 200 tons of diesel and 3,800 tons of heavy fuel oil on board.
The ship sat for over a week before cracks emerged in its hull. Fuel began to leak into the expansive turquoise blue lagoon outside the coastal village of Mahébourg.. which is where te
WHAT'S UNDER THREAT?
Spills like this harm marine life because the chemicals that make up the oil are toxic to plants and animals, including mangrove forests and the corals that build reefs.
While the black and sticky heavy oils used to fuel ships are less toxic than light oils like diesel or petroleum, they persist longer and smother life in the sea and on the coasts. Ecological effects ripple across interconnected marine and land ecosystems.
FOR EACH SAVE OUR OCEANS NECKLACE SOLD, WE ARE DONATING DIRECTLY TO ECO-SUD A LOCAL CHARITY IN THE MAURITIUS.
THIS WILL GO TOWARDS:
Helping fund their expenses linked to the cleaning and protection of the lagoon during this terrible crisis.
URGENT SUPPORT AND ACTION IS NEEDED FROM YOU TODAY. LET'S MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND SAVE THE OCEANS OF MAURITIUS. EACH NECKLACE WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
After our recent success raising $3870 for Rhino Charities such as Helping Rhinos to help protect our rhinos from being poached, we know our community will step up and donate to help this community in need before this oil spill destroys anything else in its path!
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