The MWF, Mauritian Wildlife Foundation was established in 1984. It is the only Non-Governmental organization in Mauritius to be exclusively involved with the conservation and preservation of the Mauritian nation’s endangered plants and animals. MWF’s best known achievement is the saving of the Mauritius Kestrel, Pink Pigeon and Echo Parakeet and has in recent years brought back the Mauritius Fody from the brink of extinction.
The work of the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation spans Mauritius and Rodrigues, works on offshore islets such as Ile aux Aigrettes and Round Island, focuses on the whole ecosystem restoration and encompasses a wide range of programs including bird and reptile conservation, rare plant protection, habitat restoration, education and ecotourism.
NATEC Medical is engaged in supporting the Olive White-eye conservation project. The Olive-White-eye is a rare, small endemic songbird and the least known of all Mauritian birds. It is classified as ‘Critically Endangered’ as per the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) list of endangered species. Presently, conservation action consists of the management of the mainland Mauritius population, and maintaining a small sub-population on the predator free island of Ile aux Aigrettes.