Nature Seychelles is contributing to COVID-19 bounce back by revitalizing its Heritage Garden at Roche Caiman.
On 2 June 2020, MPA News moderated an online panel discussion on the impacts of COVID-19 and the financial crisis on marine protection. The panel was part of a global, week-long, online conference for ocean action – the Virtual Ocean Dialogues, hosted by the World Economic Forum and Friends of Ocean Action.
By Dr. Nirmal Jivan Shah
“If we want solutions from nature then we need a next-generation overhaul of biodiversity conservation”, says Dr. Nirmal Jivan Shah on the International Day of Biodiversity. The theme this year is “Our Solutions are in Nature”, and as the world reels from the impacts of the pandemic Shah says that this is an opportune time to map the content of this next-gen conservation.
It's a hot day on Cousin Island Special Reserve. Seychelles is on a 21-day lockdown due to COVID-19 and everyone is at home social-distancing. On the sand, a warden sits counting the empty shells of Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) eggs, the contents of a recently hatched nest. Next to him, the conservation officer keeps a record: whole shells, fragments, unhatched eggs, and dead hatchlings.
More Articles ...
- MPAs, COVID-19, and the coming financial crisis: What impacts are practitioners already seeing, and how are they responding?
- Open letter by 241 leading animal welfare and conservation organisations to World Health Organisation
- Conservation in the time of COVID: An Earth Day reflection
- Conservation world calls on UN to make a ‘healthy natural environment’ a human right