Named for its abundant forest of ebony, Ebony Forest is located near the village of Chamarel, and is home to one of the most beautiful endemic forests remaining in Mauritius. Sadly, less than 2% of the endemic forests remain in Mauritius. This conservation project aims to fully restore 50 hectares of forest to protect the flora and endangered fauna of Mauritius, educate the public about the importance of biodiversity conservation, and develop ecotourism to support future activities.
Over 110,000 indigenous trees have been currently planted and 10 hectares of forest have been restored. The forest is an important refuge for the Paradise flycatcher and three endemic species of geckos.
This site will open to the public at the end of 2016.