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  • The climate is changing, that there is no doubt about. Nature Seychelles has been on the forefront of efforts to adapt to a changing climate. We made Cousin island Special Reserve the first carbon neutral nature reserve in the world. We have restored the Roche Caiman wetland so that it now efficiently absorbs not only increased rainfall and runoff from roads and car parks but also carbon from the...
  •   In a front page article entitled “Meeting between the Planning Authority and private operators turns stormy”, the daily Today newspaper quoted the Chairman of the SCCI during the meeting as complaining that the Planning Authority applies “double standards” in their decisions.
  • The still popular 1975 movie ‘Jaws’ has helped to warrant that the mention of the word “shark” will usually conjure up images of man eating masters of the sea. The movie is centered on a great white shark which goes on a killing spree in a fictional holiday town, prompting the local police to hunt it down with the help of a marine biologist.
  • Heartfelt songs and speeches from the next generation of conservationists filled the hall of the National Theatre in Mont Fleuri during the launch of the annual Sea Turtle Festival, entertaining while educating guests of the importance of sea turtle protection in Seychelles.
  • Eco-friendly farmer encouraging Seychellois to grow and eat their own food from a tender age The excited chatter of a group of more than a hundred children drowns out the sound of machines and tractors as they follow Jean-Paul like the pied piper into his farm. Unlike in the tale of the pied piper in which the children disappeared into the hills, the visit to Geffroy’s farm for the five to six...
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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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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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