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Conservation Boot Camp

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Implementing the SDGs

At Nature Seychelles we are committed to working with government, development partners and donors in implementing relevant actions, in particular, looking at certain goals where we can build on our existing strengths. 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 Near Threatened. Other Seychelles birds have also been saved including the Seychelles Magpie Robin, Seychelles Fody, and the Seychelles
  • 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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You can still input into the CBD’s island biodiversity plan of work

The Secretariat to the  Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)  has said  it has extended the deadline  of voluntary reports for the in-depth review of implementation of the programme of work on island biological diversity, in order to allow for, and encourage, additional inputs. The deadline is now 30 June 2011.
On 15 February 2011, the secretariat had invited Parties, other Governments and relevant organizations to provide information for the in-depth review by the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) at its 16th meeting, scheduled for May 2012  (http://www.cbd.int/doc/notifications/2011/ntf-2011-032-island-en.doc).

According to the Secretariat, the review is the best opportunity over the next two years for island Parties and Parties with islands to highlight progress on this topic. As the programme of work reflects the 2011-2020 Strategic Plan, contributors are asked to report using the framework of the 20 indicators of the Aichi Targets (annex to decision X/2). A reporting matrix has been made available - http://www.cbd.int/island/reports.shtml. However, the Secretariat says that reports may be submitted in any format.

Furthermore the Secretariat advises that the priorities noted in paragraph 6 of decision IX/21 should be considered so as to facilitate contributions. These are: the control of invasive alien species, climate-change adaptation and mitigation activities; networks of marine protected areas; capacity-building; access to, and fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources; and the CBD framework on poverty eradication and development.

The Secretariat also invites the promotion of green economy principles and synergies between the multilateral environmental agreements. This comes in light of the outcomes of the review of the Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation of the Barbados Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States (http://www.sidsnet.org/msi_5)  and the agenda for Rio + 20.

Further information on the in-depth review can be found, as it becomes available, at http://www.cbd.int/island/review.shtml.

Nirmal Shah, Nature Seychelles, April 29th 2011

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