Today is World Ranger Day. And we are taking this opportunity to honour and celebrate the hard-working and dedicated young people in the frontlines of nature protection.
On Monday, we announced that the Seychelles magpie robin had become the first-ever species to go on sale as a digital #NatureCollectible – a Non-Fungible Token for conservation. But why this bird? The answer is that the Seychelles magpie robin is a little avian superhero that has triumphed over great odds to survive. And in these hard times, who doesn't need a feel-good story?
Nature Seychelles, supported by its international partners the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Porini Foundation, have launched the world's first Digital Species – the Seychelles magpie robin - which is being offered for sale as the first-ever Digital #NatureCollectible (a Non-Fungible Token for conservation).
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.
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