Photos reveal devastation from oil spill in Mauritius

Mauritius, an island nation in the Indian Ocean, is reeling from an oil spill. On July 25, a Japanese ship, MV Wakashio, ran aground on a coral reef off the country's coast. 
The freighter, which Mauritius says was carrying almost 4,000 tons of fuel, began breaking apart on Aug. 6, spilling about 1,000 tons of oil into the ocean, Forbes reported . According to the BBC , the incident occurred at "a known sanctuary for rare wildlife," Pointe d'Esny. Greenpeace Africa's Happy Khamule explained that "thousands" of species are "at risk of drowning in a sea of pollution, with dire consequences for Mauritius' economy, food security and health," per the BBC. Read more... More about Photos , Social Good , Oil Spill , Mauritius , and Social Good

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