Zoe and Alanah, two students of the Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA), left the comfort of Mahe to live on Cousin Island Special Reserve during a six-month internship, which the girls describe as exciting and memorable.
Cousin's Aldabra giant tortoise population now numbers 75 individuals, according to the results of the 2021 census. This is the highest number recorded on Cousin Island since monitoring began. This is the third consecutive year that Aldabra giant tortoises have increased on Cousin.
Nature Seychelles has named Gemma Jessy the second recipient of its Friends of Cousin Island Special Reserve award. She received her award at Cousin Island last week.
Cousin Island Special Reserve has one of the best-restored forest ecosystems of any tropical island. Once a coconut plantation, the forest ecosystem now comprises native trees, which have naturally regenerated, and associated native wildlife.
The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report has very grim news for the world and for Seychelles. Nature Seychelles will cover aspects of the report relevant to Seychelles. Today, we look at fish.