Children’s Day was an occasion of happy celebrations for the children
of La Digue, as the School held an open day with games and music*. The
occasion was also marked by the official opening of a medicinal plant
heritage garden for the school. The garden has been established to
protect knowledge and maintain awareness of the traditional uses and
value of the wonderful range of medicinal plants in Seychelles.
Nature Seychelles was among the non-governmental and charitable
organisations taking part in the Barclays Bank Miles Ahead community
project in June. The event brought the groups together at Camion Hall
in Victoria. At the event, Government ministers, the bank’s customers
and the public, invited to rally support for the various causes.
Climate change is one of the biggest dangers to Seychelles. From too
much rain to extreme drought, from increased storms to sea level rise,
from coral bleaching to spread of tropical diseases, the threats are
serious. Global warming is at the root of climate change. It is mainly
caused by industrial emissions – the by-products of fossil fuel
burning. To tackle it we need to address the biggest polluters of the
planet. But as individuals or organisations in small countries, how can
we do this? One way is to link with larger groups working on the same
We should all by now be familiar with the threats that introduced
species can pose. They have done enormous damage to ecosystems all over
the world. In Seychelles, we have seen it first hand. We have also been
world leaders in the restoration of small island ecosystems, involving
alien species control and habitat revival.