Key Partners for Nature Seychelles
Nature Seychelles maintains a broad approach to the local and global conservation community and agenda. It has strong ties to many regional and international organizations as well as national NGOs and agencies in their respective countries. In addition, it takes part in regional and global discussions and activities.
Government of Seychelles - We believe the only way to achieve a sustainable future is to work together in genuine and mutually respectful partnerships, particurlaly as there is insufficient capacity in any single sector in Seychelles. We collaborate through formal and informal partnerships with many Government ministries and parastatals from environment to tourism, finance and agriculture.
BirdLife International - Nature Seychelles is the Seychelles partner of BirdLife International, the world’s largest partnership of independent conservation organisations. Through this partnership - and with BirdLife's UK partner, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) - highly successful conservation programmes, especially to save endemic birds, have been carried out.
University links - We maintain links with oversees Universities, particularly in Europe. Through these relationships we foster scientific interest in Seychelles. These include support for MSc and PhD students and implementing of joint projects. Our assistance has enabled foreign scientists to publish scientific papers on Seychelles in leading journals such as Science and Nature.
Regional and Global Organisations - Through membership and partnerships in international entities such as IUCN, WWF, WIOMSA, the Global Ocean Forum, WCPA and others, we take part in discussions on global positions, conventions, funding, strategy and agreements. In particular, our interest and expertise in SIDS (Small Island Developing States) issues is well recognised. In recognition of this role Nature Seychelles CE Dr. Nirmal Jivan Shah was elected as WIOMSA's president in 2009 and served for a period of 3 years.
Regional and Global Projects and Initiatives - We have taken part in several global initiatives such as the International Biodiversity Observation Year (IBOY) and the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.
Below are some of the entities we have partnered with (in alphabetic order).
- African Bird Club
- Airtel Telecommunication
- Australian Embassy
- BirdLife International
- British Foreign Office
- Cable & Wireless Seychelles
- Cousine Island (Pty) Ltd.
- D'Arros Island
- Department of Environment, Seychelles
- Denis Island
- Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Nairobi
- Environment Trust Fund
- European Union
- Frégate Island Private
- Friends of Conservation
- Geffroy's Farm
- Government of Seychelles
- Global Environment Facility
- Hunt Deltel
- Jensen Foundation
- Ministry of Education
- Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
- Ministry of Tourism
- MINT Seychelles
- Natural History Museum
- Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association
- Seychelles Tourism Board
- The President's Office
- The Rotary Club of Victoria
- The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
- The World Bank / GEF
- United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
- US Embassy
- Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA)