What is biodiversity
The work of several lifetimes
The immensity of the living world now bears a name: biodiversity. To some it appears infinite, and it would not be wrong to consider it as such, since it is undergoing constant evolution.
Valuable resources for mankind
Biodiversity is a treasure trove of valuable species.
Heritage and relationships which must be protected
Everyone looks to biodiversity as a food source and guarantee of our good health. But just one aspect of biodiversity, in relation to man, would hide a large part of it: the relationships between living things.
The Indian Ocean Islands
The many faces of Agriculture
The islands of the Indian Ocean have much in common in terms of agriculture, but also specific characteristics such as their geology, climate, history and socio-economic situations.
A biodiversity hotspot
Because of their wealth in endangered endemic species, Madagascar, Mauritius, Comoros, Reunion and the Seychelles are ranked among the top 35 global biodiversity hotspots by Conservation International.
Your rights and duties
Why do plants have to undergo a control ?
Plants or plant products introduced in Reunion may host pests. The phytosanitary control make it possible to check if those plants present any risk for crops and environment.
I use the passenger way
By prefectoral order dated 25th September 1992, fresh plants are totally forbidden, whatever the origin (introduction, exchanges or importation). Only seeds accompanied by a Phytosanitary Certificate of Origin are authorized.