Nature Seychelles has been looking after the Sanctuary at Roche Caiman for over 15 years using various sources of funds for the maintenance work that keeps the wetland in shape. Covid-19, however, has caused revenue shortfalls, leading the NGO to find other ways to manage the urban wetland. It is exploring inclusive, multi-stakeholder partnerships to do this.
Nature Seychelles’ Reef Rescuers held an engaging workshop - dubbed the Junior Reef Rescuers - with a group of young children on Praslin Island to help create the next generation of coral reefs practitioners in Seychelles.
On one of the most unique islands on earth, two students from the Seychelles Maritime Academy (SMA) learnt conservation, independence, and work and life balance during a 5-month work attachment.
The mornings of 17 and 18 August 2021, started off with lots of chirping in the air. But this was a different kind of chirp from the one we are accustomed to on Cousin Island. It was the excited chatter of children from three public schools on Praslin eager to learn about birds and corals, and how Nature Seychelles is helping both to recover and thrive.
Visitors are slowly returning to Cousin Island Special Reserve. Although few in number, they show that the island's vibrant ecotourism, which funds conservation, still draws attention and needs to be marketed as safe, attractive, and sustainable.