Saint Brandon is an Indian Ocean archipelago
about 430 kilometres Northeast of Mauritius.
The Jean Boulle Group, through the Raphael Fishing Company, contributes to the conservation of the 13 islands it holds under a permanent lease by controlling invasive foreign species and monitoring plastic pollution and the presence of heavy metals. Both Nathalie Boulle and the ninety three-year-old Raphael Fishing Company work closely with the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (MWF) to protect the islands’ ecology but also to make them more accessible to Mauritians on a long term, sustainable basis. An example of this synergy with the MWF is the organisation and funding of a 7 day fact-finding mission by three highly acclaimed international experts Professor Henk Bouwman (Ecotoxicology, Environmental Pollution, Bird Ecology); Professor Tony Martin (world’s foremost expert on marine mammals) and Dr. Nick Cole (herpetologist; MWF Islands Restoration Manager) in 2016 to raise awareness about the need to protect the islands and to investigate, for the longer term, the effects of plastic and heavy metal pollution in the Indian Ocean.