The Seychelles National Assembly has unanimously approved the motion tabled by the government for the Ratification of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Nature Seychelles was the organisation with the most entrepreneurial approach to education in Seychelles in 2011 winning the Educating Africa Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education for 2011. "Nature Seychelles has done exceptionally well to be named country winner in the competition. This means that it caught the judges’ attention despite this being the most competitive award to date," organisers said.
On Friday 9 March 2012, Nature Seychelles launched the Greening Livelihoods project which aims at using nature to benefit vulnerable groups in Seychelles. On the occasion of the launch, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Drug and Alcohol Council (DAC) and the Centre Mont Royal was signed.
The European Union has recently provided a grant to Nature Seychelles in support of a project to be carried out in the Seychelles. The project will use the environment to provide new socio-economic opportunities for at risk groups. Nature Seychelles is set to launch the project, Greening Livelihoods: Using the environment to provide new socio-economic options for vulnerable groups in Seychelles in the coming weeks.
The Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association (SHTA) has a received a fresh message from Nature. The message is simple: "protect what nature has endowed us with".The message was delivered to the executive board of the association during its meeting at Au Cap on Friday 13th January. Two divers, male and female, emerged from the lagoon where the board was meeting carrying the message in a bottle, which they handed to the chairman of SHTA Mr. Louis D'offay.