The Le Morne Cultural Landscape is located on the South Western tip of the island of Mauritius and is more commonly referred to as “the wild South”. For conservation purposes the landscape possesses both a core and a buffer zone. The Area is a rallying point for Mauritian from all walks of life who are deeply concerned about the country’s heritage in terms of its history, culture as well as the natural environment.
Management of the Landscape
At present there are two heritage legislations which govern the management of the Le Morne Cultural Landscape; The Le Morne Heritage Trust Fund Act of 2004 and the National Heritage Act of 2003. Copies of these legislations may be obtained at the seat of these two institutions and they may be contacted for any queries regarding management issues related to the landscape.
“A Powerful Symbol of Resistance to Slavery”
The history of maroonage that is linked to the Cultural Landscape of Le Morne, with its prominent mountain of impressive natural monument qualities and the significant role of Mauritius...