Feral pigeons or pizons domestik have been hitting the headlines this
week. A flock of them had been causing a nuisance at the National
Library since the building was constructed. They were gathering in
numbers on the roof, and making a lot of noise and mess. Happily for
the library, the delinquent pigeons have been moved on, following the
installation of special spikes that discourage them from perching. The
problem has been solved at a local level – for the library – but has
been moved on to somewhere else. It hasn’t gone away.
Nature Seychelles and the Wildlife Clubs of Seychelles have received a
boost to their activities. The US Embassy has agreed to provide project
funds to the two conservation bodies, both based at the Centre for
Environment and Education situated at Roche Caiman.
Last week we reported on how the Seychelles Scops Owl came to be taken
off the ‘critical list’ of endangered species. We are pleased to tell
readers about further momentous news for some of Seychelles’ rarest
A teacher who lives in north Mahe contacted us recently. ‘I know you’re
probably not the right people to speak to’, she said, somewhat
anxiously, ‘But I needed to speak to somebody, I’m so annoyed.’ She had
just returned from one of her regular walks in Beau Vallon, and wanted
to complain to someone about the litter problem there.