From Coconuts to conservation

Once a degraded and loss-making coconut plantation with uncontrolled exploitation of threatened species such as turtles and seabirds, Cousin Island in Seychelles was restored into a world-class award-winning reserve for species conservation. This is the story of Cousin's turnaround and what this success story has meant for global conservation.

Nature Seychelles joins more than 100 organisations to call on the IOTC to urgently curb destructive drifting Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs)

Nature Seychelles is among a concerned group of more than 100 conservation organisations, civil society groups, artisanal fisher associations and responsible businesses, including retailers that support socially responsible and environmentally sustainable tuna fisheries, who have called on the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) to address the harmful environmental impacts associated with the drifting Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) used by industrial tuna purse seiners in their fishing operations.

Seabirds spend nearly 40% of their time in high seas, study finds

A  study by seabird researchers that includes Dr. Nirmal Shah of Nature Seychelles, has shown that albatrosses and their close relatives the large petrels spend 39% of their time in places where no single country has jurisdiction. Albatrosses and large petrels are the world’s most threatened group of birds, with over half of the species at risk of extinction. This finding highlights the need for international cooperation to adequately ensure their conservation.

Marine Litter: What a load of rubbish!

Marine litter – human-created waste accidentally or deliberately dumped into the ocean – is a massive problem. Now, with new knowledge emerging about the impacts of plastics on environmental and human health, marine litter has jumped up on the global environmental agenda.  “In my opinion, small island states such as Seychelles are again, as with climate change, victims because much of the waste comes from other countries and from ships flagged to other nations,” says Dr. Nirmal Shah, Nature Seychelles’ CEO.

Celebrating Athina Antoine, a Seychelloise woman in marine science

After a long hiatus and what she considers a stranding on land, Athina, our water-loving Reef Rescuer was back in the embracing depths of the ocean as part of monitoring activities for the Cousin Island Special Reserve marine protected area (MPA). As today is International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we highlight the work Athina is doing to inspire the next generation.

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Seychelles Nature, Green HealthClimate Change, Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainability Organisation

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