The seventh issue of the Seychelles Seabirds Group newsletter is out and is available for download. This issue contains a follow-up article on the breeding of Black-naped Terns on St. François atoll in the southern Amirantes; information on a new experiment to start soon on Bird Island with Sooty Terns being equipped with geo-locators and the preparation of a new area on Cousine Island for the next Sooty Tern breeding season. Cousin Island presents its latest seabird survey results and Aride Island highlights some of the latest news on seabirds.
April 29th 2011 - Seychelles and Mauritius have received official notification from the Secretariat of the United Nations (Division for the Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, Office of Legal Affairs) that following a Joint Submission both countries will now have jurisdiction, as provided under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), over an extended Continental Shelf of 396,000 sq. kilometers in the Mascarene region outside the border of their two respective Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs).
After years of restoration works at the former 'wasteland' Nature Seychelles has now added another feather on her cap. The former 'wasteland' is now The Sanctuary at Roche Caiman. A wetland of international repute.