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  • Nature Seychelles' Eric Blais (Cousin Island Special Reserve Coordinator) just attended a one day workshop together with other local civil society and private sector organisations in Seychelles that have an interest in tuna and tuna-like fishery. The consultative workshop was an initiative of the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF). The meeting which was held at Seychelles Fishing Authority...
  • Aerial view of Fregate Island home to 59 warblers translocated in 2011; photo credit David Wright The movement of individuals of an endangered species to a new location to establish a new population is a common tool used by conservationists worldwide. Creating new populations increases the total number of individuals alive and also reduces the risk of extinction by increasing the number of...
  • Countless bags and countless trips to move the red soil Nature Seychelles was earlier this week graced by twenty helping hands from the US Navy whose ship had just ported into the country. The group from the USS James E Williams DEG95 ship normal operations include keeping the waters of the Indian Ocean safe, more so from piracy. After being out to sea for several months, they volunteered at The...
  • The Botanica Restaurant is passionate about sourcing local produce On Saturday the 29th of November, Botanica Restaurant in Saint Louis, Mahe will host a fundraising dinner towards the launch of an organic network in Seychelles. Nature Seychelles, Geffroy’s Farm and Botanica Restaurant, have come together to initiate the creation of this network with the aim of bettering the wellbeing of the...
  • President James Michel has announced the appointment of Dr Nirmal Jivan Shah as Chair of the National Environmental Advisory Council (NEAC). The NEAC is established under the Environment Protection Act of Seychelles. The functions of the Council as per the law, include considering any matter affecting the quality of the environment and reporting to the Minister, and advising the Minister on the...
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  • Tropicbird and chick – #inacousin minute

    Here is the first of our videos that will give you a peek at the goings on at the Cousin Island Special Reserve. In this video, it takes some tricks for this tropicbird to get to the well hidden chick. Sometimes all it takes is a little limbo limbo limbo…[…]

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  • Powering conservation on Cousin Island, Seychelles: Please support our Indiegogo campaign

    Nature Seychelles and ClimateCaring have just launched a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo to raise much needed funds for solar installation on Cousin Island Special Reserve, Seychelles. We urgently need to replace the diesel powered generator on the island with a Photovoltaic Solar Power system to bring multiple benefits including reducing[…]

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  • #islands2014 Cousin Island: A conservation Success Story

    Cousin Island Special Reserve in Seychelles managed by Nature Seychelles  is “one of the world’s great conservation success stories.” It is no ordinary island. Cousin conservation history began in 1959 when Dr. J. H. Crook visited Cousin in 1959. His discovery that the Seychelles Warbler population which was confined to Cousin[…]

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  • Turn Down the Heat

    The report Turn Down the Heat: Confronting the New Climate Normal is a result of contributions from a wide range of experts from across the globe.[…]

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  • Grow and Eat Your Own Food Seychelles

    With the second edition of ‘Grow and Eat Your Own Food Seychelles recently published, you can learn how to cultivate and care for your own[…]

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  • Our Friends the Pollinators

    [Pollinator-Handbook-Martins-April-201] Nature Kenya’s (BirdLife Partner in Kenya) Insect Committee have made available for free download a pollinators conservation handbook. “Our Friends the Pollinators: A Handbook of Pollinator Diversity[…]

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Launch of an organic network in Seychelles

A conservation organisation, a farmer and a restaurant come together to launch an organic network for Seychelles. Read more

Seychelles Wildlife

Natural environment of the Seychelles

Seychelles is a unique environment, which sustains a very special biodiversity. It is special for a number of different reasons. These are the oldest oceanic islands to be found anywhere...

Bird Watching

Seychelles is a paradise for birdwatchers, you can easily see the unique land birds, the important sea bird colonies, and the host of migrants and vagrants. Some sea bird...

Seychelles Black Parrot

Black Parrot or Kato Nwar in Creolee is brown-grey in colour, not truly black. Many bird experts treat it as a local form of a species found in Madagascar and...

Fairy Tern

The Fairy (or white) Tern is a beautiful bird seen on all islands in Seychelles, even islands like Mahe where they are killed by introduced rats, cats and Barn Owls....

Introduced Land Birds

A little over two hundred years ago, there were no humans living permanently in Seychelles. When settlement occurred, people naturally brought with them the animals and plants they needed to...

Native Birds

Although over 190 different species of bird have been seen on or around the central islands of Seychelles (and the number is increasing all the time), many of these are...

Migrant Shore Birds

Shallow seas and estuaries are very rich in invertebrate life. Many birds feed on the worms, crabs and shellfish in these habitats; often, they have long bills for probing sand...

Seychelles Magpie Robin

The most endangered of the endemic birds, Seychelles Magpie Robin or Pi Santez in Creole, came close to extinction in the late twentieth century; in 1970 there were only about...

Seychelles Blue Pigeon

The Seychelles Blue Pigeon or Pizon Olande in Creole, spends much of its life in the canopy of trees and eats the fruits of figs, bwa dir, ylang ylang and...

Seychelles White-eye

The Seychelles White-eye or Zwazo Linet in Creole, is rare and endemic. They may sometimes be seen in gardens and forest over 300m at La Misere, Cascade and a few...

Seychelles Black Paradise Flycatcher

The Seychelles Black Paradise Flycatcher or the Vev in Creole is endemic to Seychelles, you cannot find this bird anywhere else on earth. Although it was once widespread on...

Seychelles Sunbird

The tiny sunbird or Kolibri in Creole, is one of the few endemic species that has thrived since humans arrived in the Seychelles.

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Achievements

  • Stopped near extinctions of birds +

    Down-listing of the critically endangered Seychelles warbler from Critically Endangered to Vulnerable. Other Seychelles birds have also been saved including the Seychelles Magpie Robin, Seychelles Fody, and the Seychelles Paradise-flycatcher.
  • Restored whole island ecosystems +

    We transformed Cousin Island from a coconut plantation to a thriving vibrant and diverse island ecosystem. Success achieved on Cousin was replicated on other islands with similar conservation activities.
  • Championed climate change solutions +

    Nature Seychelles has risen to the climate change challenge in our region in creative ways to adapt to the inevitable changing of times.
  • Education and Awareness +

    We have been at the forefront of environmental education, particularly with schools and Wildlife clubs
  • Sustainable Tourism +

    We manage the award-winning eco-tourism programme on Cousin Island started in 1970
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Our History

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