It is thrilling to see a majestic marine animal in its natural habitat and take breathtaking photos of it. For many, it is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
This week on World Rangers Day, we celebrated rangers, protectors of natural and cultural heritage. Rangers work tirelessly to safeguard our protected areas, wildlife, and ecosystems, often under demanding and challenging conditions.
Known for their salt-tolerant trees and intricate root networks, mangroves thrive in harsh and ever-changing environments. They shelter unique flora and fauna. Their extensive roots stabilize coastlines, mitigate erosion, and protect us from storm surges. Besides being carbon sinks, they also purify water by filtering pollutants and trapping sediment and reduce flooding by absorbing excess rainwater.
Cousin Island Special Reserve offers one of the most immersive turtle conservation programs in the world. As one of the most vital nesting sites for Hawksbill turtles in the western Indian Ocean, the island has monitored these majestic creatures since the 1970s. Every year, Nature Seychelles invites volunteers to help with the labour-intensive program. Here, we highlight the top 9 things volunteers appreciate about their experience during turtle nesting season.
It’s early morning on Cousin Island Special Reserve. You sit on the veranda of the field station, sipping coffee and scaring off Seychelles fodys and skinks determined to grab a piece of your breakfast. As you stare off into the sea, you notice a flock of Lesser Noddys (Anous tenuirostris) close to shore.