The first half of this year saw much international media attention on Nature Seychelles’ work. A podcast on conservtion-careers.com and a blog on natural science careers interviewing me shone a bright light on the successful work we are doing in training, capacity building and mentoring not only young Seychellois, but through our Conservation Boot Camp (CBC) program, budding conservationists from all over the world.
I grew up in Darwin, a small coastal town on Australia's North Coast. My parents had an ecotourism business called Sea Darwin, with the niche being Flatback turtle tours on a remote island in the Arafura Sea. I had been exposed to the nesting behaviours of Flatbacks for nearly 10 years, and that's where my interest in sea turtles started.
Nature Seychelles' Chief Executive Dr. Nirmal Shah recently sat down with Emil Walker of Inside the Ride Podcast series to talk about his conservation experiences. Hugely passionate about the environment, especially that of the Seychelles, he has worked over 35 years in environmental conservation. He is an advocate of educating and inspiring the younger generation to learn more about our planet and the magnificent ecosystems that need to be protected.
(Seychelles News Agency) - The impact of tourism on Seychelles will be the aim of a feasibility study scheduled to take place in the second half of this year, ahead of next year’s deadline on the moratorium for the construction of large hotel projects.
A historic international training workshop to save the coral reefs of the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region affected by climate change was launched on June 3, 2019 on Praslin Island in the run up to World Environment Day.