The Australian High Commissioner to Seychelles Ms. Sandra Vegting has expressed her delight at the progress made by the Gardens for Growth project being implemented by Nature Seychelles and funded by the Australian government. The project benefited from a grant from the Australian High Commission Direct Aid Programme for Seychelles and Mauritius and begun in February 2012.
"This exercise is all the rage now," says Kathrin as she demonstrates how to swing from side to side using a rope attached to a metal frame. With the rope looped around her ankles, she takes a perfect plank position and uses the flexibility of the rope and her legs to move her from right to left. "It's difficult, but it works out the whole core.
The US Ambassador to Seychelles Shari Villarosa on Saturday 17 visited Nature Seychelles and the Sanctuary at Roche Caiman. Ambassador Villarosa was on her first official visit to Seychelles, where she became her country’s new ambassador. She was accompanied to Nature Seychelles by Mr. David Campbell, Political Officer and Second Secretary at the Embassy.
It’s been a busy few months on the reef rescuers project and it’s getting busier! So far, eleven underwater nurseries have been setup off Cousin island, totalling about 40,000 fragments of branching Acropora and submassive Pocillopora species growing.
The Kreol Festival is a great occasion to sample local food. It is also a good place to buy seedlings of local plants and produce from farmers. That's why on Friday last week, we set off for the Agricultural Show at Grande Anse with the intention of buying plants for the Heritage Garden at Roche Caiman, and sampling as much local food as we could lay our hands on.