At the recent meeting of the United Nations Convention on Biological
Diversity (CBD), governments of the world adopted a comprehensive
Programme of Work for the conservation of Island Biodiversity. Island
nations also made some very exciting conservation announcements.
Not many people in Seychelles are aware of a tiny, but most unique
heritage. The Seychelles frogs or Sooglossids. They are endemic to
Seychelles and found only on the islands of Silhouette and Mahé and all
listed in the IUCN red list of endangered species.
Over 1.1 billion people sharing this planet with us have no access to
safe drinking water. Lack of access to clean drinking water causes
needless suffering and death for men, women and children around the
globe. This represents one of the greatest public health tragedies of
Terence Vel, a conservationist working with Nature Seychelles has won a
BP Conservation Program (BPCP) Award for 2006. The award comes with a
cash prize of US Dollars 25,000.00, which is to be used for a
conservation project. Terence says he is thrilled with this prize which
is further international recognition of the excellent work being done
at Nature Seychelles.