US Navy personnel give back to conservation projects

US navy volunteersOn Tuesday afternoon, 20 US Navy personnel from the USS Klakring took part in conservation activities at the Sanctuary at Roche Caiman, as part of community relations activities the ship undertakes while in port. Robin Hanson, the wetlands manager, coordinated the activities for the day, which were aimed at further enhancing the sanctuary's assets and developing a new community garden.

Scouts and friends get some Nature Therapy

ScoutsTheir mothers may not like mud anywhere near their clean clothes, but for some youngsters wading knee deep in mud was irresistible. They happily squished in it and got stuck in it and just came short of throwing it at each other. The youngsters were part of a group of scouts and other children who visited the Sanctuary at Roche Caiman and Heritage Garden to take part in nature therapy activities which are part of Nature Seychelles' Greening Livelihoods programme. A group of nearly 50 children and their leaders participated.

No fish and no fishers? The future of the Seychelles artisanal fishery looks bleak

Red snapperAh! A nice plate of fish and rice! Ubiquitous yet delicious. The Seychellois food staple is fish and rice. The rice comes from overseas but the fish from our own waters. As individuals we eat more fish than almost anyone else in the world. Fish is as much part of our cuisine as it is an important piece of our cultural identity. But both the fish we eat and those who fish or them are in trouble. Read More at http://goo.gl/xZ2VZ

Seychelles grabs gold in the Healthy Oceans race

Corals and fishSeychelles and Germany have the fourth healthiest seas according to the Ocean Health Index which provides the first ever global benchmark of 171coastal territories. An international team of scientists conducted this first comprehensive assessment of the ocean and its ecosystems. It assesses ocean health in terms of the benefits from the ocean, organized as 10 goals that are enjoyed by people in a sustainable way.

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