It seems like there's a skink underfoot wherever you walk on Cousin Island Special Reserve. You are always doing a bit of a dance to avoid crashing them because they are both numerous and curious; a little sidestep, a quick leap, and sometimes a terrific slide to keep from falling.
Nature Seychelles has received £60,000 for its “Building back Better in the Age of COVID” campaign. The funds are to be used to boost high-level science in Seychelles by contributing to the construction of a new research centre on Cousin Island Special Reserve. The Seychelles Warbler Research Group, a team of biologists from the European universities of East Anglia, Groningen, and Sheffield is donating the funds to help build the new facility.
Ian Stirling is the first to be inducted as a friend of Cousin Island Special Reserve. Ian was awarded the title by Nature Seychelles for his exemplary contribution to the island during these difficult times.
The Port Glaud community and other concerned citizens came together for a Nature Seychelles and Seychelles National Parks Authority (SNPA) led clean-up of the Baie Ternay Marine National Park for World Cleanup Day. Over 200kgs of mixed waste was collected in one and a half hours.
The COVID-19 crisis has had an unprecedented impact on the tourism industry worldwide. Seychelles is no exception. This is troubling because so much depends on it. Can we get it back?