Praslin Fisherman lands Nature Seychelles' 25,000 Rupees Tag and Release Prize

Richard Bossey is the winner of the Nature Seychelles' sponsored prize of 25,000 Rupees for juvenile Red Snapper "Tag and Release" given at a charity fishing tournament organised by the Praslin Fishing Boat Owners Association (FBOA). The Praslin Red Snapper Challenge was held on 6 and 7th April at Grand Anse, Praslin.  The aim of the competition was to raise funds for pension for retired fishers who were not benefiting from the national pension scheme.

Assistance with offspring helps females live longer, the Seychelles warbler shows

Female birds age more slowly and live longer when they have help raising their young, according to new research conducted on Cousin Island Special Reserve, Seychelles. Researchers studied the relationship between ageing and offspring rearing patterns in the Seychelles warbler (Acrocephalus sechellensis), and found that females who had assistance from other female helpers benefitted from a longer, healthier lifespan.

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