Bird Ringing in Paradise

Nature Seychelles' Science Coordinator Cheryl Sanchez releasing a white / fairy tern photo by Mark Brown

“In the span of only a day, I went from never touching a bird, to knowing how to catch, hold, ring and measure them. It was a wonderful feeling, really, the first few birds that I got to ring - my hands shaking and I was nervously laughing the whole time.”

Pairing giant clams and super corals for marine conservation

One of the giant clams donated to Nature Seychelles by Black Pearl Seychelles Ltd (file photo)

The results of Nature Seychelles’ Reef Rescuers study on the survival of captive-bred giant clams in the wild, was recently published in Frontiers in Marine Science, an open-access academic publisher. The scientific study authored by Dr Sarah Frias-Torres, Reef Rescuers Research Associate, is an offshoot of and deemed an added approach in Nature Seychelles’ coral reef restoration work.

CORAL: A new platform for increasing cooperation in marine conservation

Nelanie Zimmerman speaking to Nature Seychelles staff during the launching event

Nature Seychelles’ new Centre for Ocean Restoration Awareness and Learning (CORAL) on Praslin Island, was officially opened on Monday, 24th April by Melanie Zimmerman the new US Embassy Charge d'Affaires responsible for Mauritius and Seychelles. She was accompanied by Paul Gormley, the Embassy’s Economic / Political Officer to the event. 

Social birds in Seychelles save others in danger

 Seychelles Warbler © Martijn Hammers

 Some animals, such as dolphins and ants, have been shown to save members of the same species if they are in danger. Researchers working in Seychelles have now shown that rescue behaviour also occurs in birds. The results were published recently in the online edition of the journal Behaviour.

“If I’m going to die I’m taking you out with me!”

 The Shark was discovered on the eastern side of the island (photo by Jovani Raffin)

“What’s that” asked Christopher, a Warden on Cousin Island Special Reserve as the island team was disembarking tourists on the beach. “That” was a Grey Reef shark on the beach next to the Science Coordinator’s house.

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