Mark Twain once wrote that “Mauritius was made first and then heaven, and heaven being copied after Mauritius. But there is much more to Mauritius than the famoust powder sands which slope gently into azure blue waters, have long lured visitors to Mauritius.

The best known representative of Mauritius was the Dodo a large, plump, flightless which found its docility rewarded with extinction in the late 17th Ccentury. Although the dodo has since become a stereotype for extinction, few people realise that Mauritius still posesses several incredibility rare birds species in minute numbers which are so doomed as the dodo if the present efforts at conservation cannot be supported.