The 7th edition of Seabird News is out

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.

Mauritius and Seychelles to Jointly Manage Extended Continental Shelf

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).

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Download this file (419_SMS-ES-MAP%201_R.pdf)Map of Extended Continental Shelf[Map of Extended Continental Shelf]3121 kB

Expanded Access to GEF Funds for Biodiversity Reporting

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has informed parties to the CBD and to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety that the GEF is making available expanded and expedited access to funding for enabling activities, including national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs), and national reports under the CBD and the Biosafety Protocol.

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