Businesses drawn from the tourism and hospitality sectors as well as other organizations and government representatives have picked up 'Do-It-Yourself' principles, concepts and best practices in environmental management that they can apply to better reduce their impact on the environment.
"Governments have failed to deliver on the commitments they made in 2002: biodiversity is still being lost as fast as ever" —Dr Stuart Butchart, BirdLife International
World leaders have failed to deliver commitments made in 2002 to reduce the global rate of biodiversity loss by 2010, and have instead overseen alarming biodiversity declines. These findings are the result of a new paper published in the leading journal Science and represent the first assessment of how the targets made through the 2002 Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) have not been met. Read more
A new online Library has been launched by Nature Seychelles as one of several new activities the organisation will initiate to mark 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity. The new resource hosted on the organisation's website contains a collection of scientific papers and publications relating to conservation and the environment in the Seychelles.
The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) has been criticised by WWF for failing to introduce catch limits for the commercial fish species under its control. The 14th Annual Meeting of the Seychelles-based IOTC held in Korea from 1-5 March ultimately left WWF feeling frustrated, but progress was made on some key issues relating to protection of sharks and seabirds