Mauritian Wildlife Foundation
Commonwealth Point of Light 184. Vikash Tatayah
Dr Vikash Tatayah, representing Mauritius, is the Conservation Director of the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (MWF) who run programmes in Mauritius, Rodrigues, and other outer islands which have aided the recovery of multiple species.
Dr Tatayah’s work has seen the population of the Echo Parakeet in Mauritius increase from only five in 1970, to over 800 today. He is also involved in many fundraising projects and awareness campaigns for the foundation, and recently provided environmental consultation to the government of Mauritius on the Wakashio Oil Spill to protect the country’s wildlife.