The meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical, and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) held from 7 to 11 November 2011 has agreed to initiate work on ecosystem restoration, recognizing that restoration is an essential element of the package of activities that will be required to implement the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-202.
Tuesday 23.8.2011: The government of Seychelles has reiterated in a Press Release today that it is against putting a bounty on sharks and the indiscriminate killing of sharks. It has reaffirmed the fact that it will apply internationally accepted best practices to address the problem based on advice from the shark experts.
Press Release, Office of the President, 17.06.2011: The Seychelles Government has announced that it will soon declare new protected areas in the archipelago, which will result in half (50.59%) of all Seychelles land becoming protected under the law. The Cabinet has approved this week the designation of protected areas, which will amount to 15.72km2 of land, representing 3.53% of Seychelles land territory, which totals 45 500 hectares (excluding reclaimed area).