Rubble raising - Nature Seychelles' Reef Rescuers use "coral spiders" to assist in reef recovery

In 1998 the coral bleaching event that hit Seychelles almost destroyed the pristine reefs of Cousin Island Special Reserve. “The Cousin reefs had been protected from fishing and other impacts for more than 40 years as this is a no-take strictly controlled protected area. The coral ecosystem here was very sensitive because it had not been faced with disturbances in 4 decades or more and was one of the first in Seychelles to go,” says Dr. Nirmal Shah, the CEO of Nature Seychelles.

Turtles and Tourism – best practices from Cousin Island Special Reserve

If you visit Cousin Island Special Reserve at a certain period of the year we can almost guarantee that you will see a turtle on the beach or nesting. The turtle season on Cousin is now in full swing. Every day, dozens of Hawksbill turtles come onshore to lay their eggs. As ecotourism returns to the island, turtle and human interactions are inevitable. We follow a set of international Best Practices to ensure that these critically endangered species nest undisturbed while providing visitors with a rare opportunity to observe them as they do so.

Can local people look after marine parks?

The Nature Seychelles' innovative LEAP project continued with its refreshing engagement of local people in Port Glaud to collect views on the management of the two marine protected areas - the Baie Ternay and Port Launay Marine National Parks.

Our History

Since 1998.

Seychelles Nature, Green HealthClimate Change, Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainability Organisation

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Roche Caiman, Mahe


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