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.
Saturday 8 May was both World Migratory Bird Day and Global Big Day. Although Seychelles is not on major migratory flyways such as those on the continent, we do get migratory birds. Of particular note are migrant shorebirds and waders that can be seen during certain times of the year.
Scientific research carried out on the iconic Seychelles warbler on Cousin Island Special Reserve by an international consortium of European universities ground to a halt due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the restrictions on travel. Fortunately, this year three Ph.D. students were able to come to Cousin to collect data, albeit with a few false starts.