ABOUT

Ferney is 2800 ha private domain home to a unique biodiversity through a 200-ha wildlife sanctuary.

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Location

Ferney La Vallee is located on the South East Coast of Mauritius at the foot of Lion Mountain, 10 minutes away from Plaisance International Airport and the historic city of Mahebourg, named after Mauritius’ first governor, Mahé de Labourdonnais.

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History

Ferney has a rich history, being the site where Dutch landers first settled. It is also next to Vieux Grand Port and the famous naval battle between squadrons of frigates from the French Navy and the British Royal Navy in 1810. You can still see and visit these historic sites through:

• Frederick Hendrick Museum in Vieux Grand Port
• Military installations for defence purposes, which date back the French colonisation period

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About La Vallée de Ferney Conservation Trust

La Vallee de Ferney Conservation Trust is a public-private partnership between CIEL Group and the Mauritian Government, in collaboration with The Mauritian Wildlife Foundation and the UNDP GEF Small Grants Programme. It aims at preserving the unique endemic fauna and flora present on site. Since inception in 2007, a 200-ha conservation zone has been earmarked and more than 15,000 endemic plants have been planted and approximately 200 endemic birds reintroduced including endangered species such as the Pink Pingeon, the Kestrel, the Echo Parakeet, the Flycatcher or the Cuckoo Shrike.

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