The latest update of “The Red List of Threatened Species of the World” by the World Conservation Union is bad news for conservation efforts in Seychelles. The Red List contains assessments of all the species in the world thought to be in danger and now we find that the Coco de Mer, our incredible botanical icon, is more likely to become extinct than previously thought.
Rovio Entertainment Ltd, world-leading entertainment media company and creator of the unprecedented global gaming phenomenon Angry Birds, on Friday 1 December launched a remarkable new Angry Birds campaigning website in support of the BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme, which locally, through Nature Seychelles, is working to save the 'critically endangered' Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher, Vev.
Bobbing on their dingy on a rough sea is where I found the "reef rescuers" working on a Wednesday morning. They were just off Cousin Island Special Reserve, almost hidden from sight by tour boats bringing visitors to the island. The North West monsoon has made the sea choppy but they are very calm. How do they do it? I wondered to myself.
Via the Seychelles Nation 21.11.11 - As Seychelles develops a knowledge-based society, recent exciting activities proved that science and technology are advancing rapidly in our small country. The seventh scientific symposium of the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) held recently in Mombasa, Kenya, witnessed scientific presentations – both oral and posters – by nine Seychellois and Seychelles-based scientists from several institutions.
On 15 November 2011 staff from Nature Seychelles visited renowned herbalist Mr. Ferdinand Vidot at Val d’En D’Or. Mr Vidot, is a treasure trove of information on medicinal plants of Seychelles. He has in the past helped Nature Seychelles propagate knowledge of medicinal plants at the Heritage Garden at Roche Caiman, where a small area of the garden is dedicated to growing a number of local medicinal plants.