Italian student Giulia Campanile is volunteering with Nature Seychelles for one month. As part of her work, she assists the NGO's LEAP (Locally Empowered Area Protection) team based at Cap Ternay with survey work in the Ramsar-designated wetland and mangroves. The following is her account of her time thus far.
Coral reefs are mesmerizing worlds of colour and life. These underwater wonderlands support millions of marine species. Imagine this. It is the beginning of your day as a coral restorer in a protected nature reserve.
Have you ever passed by a mangrove tree without giving it a second thought? Hamid Ah-kon admits he dismissed it as just another tree. However, a recent 10-day Mangrove Conservation Training with Nature Seychelles changed his perspective entirely. "I now realize how wrong I was!" he reflects.
Have you ever noticed how a walk in the park, a hike in the mountains, or even a walk in the forest can instantly boost your mood? Nature profoundly affects our mental and emotional health.
It’s Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata, Kare) nesting season once again. Several islands have reported nesting activities on beaches as females crawl up onto land to nest. After a false start in August, Cousin Island had its first egg-laying female - another untagged female - in September.