Citizen science-Getting People Involved

Scientists tend to be clever people. That’s why they are scientists after all. But they can’t know everything. And they can’t be everywhere. Non-scientists can have different types of information that can be useful too. And there are a lot of them. The balancing of scientific and public knowledge is a topic of great current interest. We have seen this in studies being done in Seychelles that are seeking to recognize that the fishing communities here know a thing or two about the marine environment: where the fish stocks are and how many there are, for example. We ignore this kind of knowledge, experience and expertise at our peril.

Poaching – why does it still happen?

Nature Seychelles has worked with researcher Louisa Wood of the University of British Columbia, Canada and other organisations to find out what motivates illegal fishing in Marine Protected Areas, (MPAs) and to try to identify ways to reduce poaching.

Wildlife action, Zwazo 2005

Katiti take-off at airport
In September we reported in the media that a pair of Seychelles Kestrels (Katiti) had taken up residence in an aircraft hangar at the airport. Don Du Preez, who works there, called us for advice, as there were plans to renovate the roof, and he was anxious to minimise disturbance to the birds.

Action for frogs in Seychelles

Seychelles is home to four different unique species of Sooglossid  frogs, although there are large gaps in our knowledge of these species. They are very tiny, and hard to find. Nature Seychelles wants to initiate survey work to find out where the frogs are, how many there are, and how they are faring on Mahe.

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Since 1998.

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Centre for Environment & Education

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P.O. Box 1310, Mahe, Seychelles

Tel:+ 248 4601100

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