How does an Aldabra giant tortoise lay its eggs? The answer is very slowly. These past few weeks we have had three of our wild population of tortoises successfully nesting on Cousin Island Special Reserve, laying clutches of 17, 14, and 23 respectively.
Nature Seychelles continues to improve the skills of young Seychellois to work in conservation and to provide them with career opportunities. Two Seychellois youth have been provided with a series of training under the Locally Empowered Area Protection (LEAP) project. The two have recently been employed as rangers under the project based at the Baie Ternay and Port Launay Marine National Parks, which is being implemented under a co-management arrangement with the Seychelles National Parks Authority.
Nature Seychelles has reported the theft of its coral reef restoration project boat from its mooring at Amitie, Praslin. Chief Executive Dr. Nirmal Shah has termed the theft as disgraceful and a disappointing state of affairs that needs to be stopped.
Nature Seychelles made a splash on the global stage with our Chief Executive Dr. Nirmal Shah sharing his experiences with the Geneva-based nature-based solutions dialogues on 7 June 2021. The dialogues, convened by the Geneva Environment Network and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), allow experts from around the world to discuss nature-based solutions, and to share and acquire knowledge to help design and implement innovative solutions that tackle and solve the current challenges we are facing.
As part of a social media campaign by UNWTO, Christopher Mahoune, a senior warden on Cousin Island shared his personal story on his involvement with tourism in order to boost Africa’s potential as a vibrant and diverse tourist destination.