Commonwealth affirms commitment to Small Island States

Blue EconomyCommonwealth foreign ministers met in New York on 29 September on the margins of the 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.Ministers agreed on a draft charter of the Commonwealth, that embraces its fundamental values, principles and aspirations. This draft charter will now be submitted to Commonwealth Heads of Government for approval.

WIOMSA launches new Program

reef rescuePrototype this! WIOMSA launched its brand new Marine and Coastal Management for Science program  at the Inception and Partnership meeting held last week in Mombasa, Kenya.  The new 5 year program takes the innovation high ground as it aims to fund research that will lead directly to demonstration or ‘proof of concept’. In other words making a workable prototype of whatever the research comes up with. Read more: http://goo.gl/PpFj3

Tourism fair promotes Sustainable Energy in Seychelles

tourism fairNature Seychelles was last week at the tourism fair organised as part of activities to mark World Tourism Day. Held at the International Conference Centre, the fair was used as an avenue to promote sustainable energy within the tourism industry. It saw the participation of local firms working in this area, the hotels and hospitality industry, local NGOs and others.

Open Day promotes maritime careers

Several partners of the Maritime Training College including Nature Seychelles were part of an Exhibition which ran for the full week at the training facility in Providence. The exhibition was being to coincide with the World Maritime Day on 27 of September.  The aim was to showcase the link between training at the MTC and job opportunities in the maritime and related industries.

Seychelles animals among World’s Most Endangered species

Sheath-tailed batThe Seychelles Earwig and the Seychelles Sheath tailed bat (Sousouri Banan in Creole, pictured. Photo by S.Lang)  have been included among the 100 most endangered species in the world. The report by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and IUCN has been released  at the World Conservation Congress taking place in Jeju, Korea. The 100 species, from 48 different countries are first in line to disappear for ever if nothing is done. Part of the problem is that none of these species provide humans with obvious benefits.
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