The Nature Seychelles coral reef restoration program is about to take a major leap forward by looking at novel genetic and reproductive techniques that will help the reef bounce back faster.
We're excited to announce that the turtle nesting season is underway on Cousin Island Special Reserve. This is the busiest time of year for our staff, who are continuing the long-term monitoring of this species, which began in 1970.
A toilet seat, electrical wiring complete with a socket, a bag full of dirty diapers, snorkelling gear, and a diving suit are some of the items volunteers picked up from the annual beach clean-up organized by the Seychelles Parks and Gardens Authority (SPGA) and Nature Seychelles’ LEAP (Locally Empowered Area Protection) project at the Baie Ternay Marine National Park on Saturday.
Nature Seychelles has been looking after the Sanctuary at Roche Caiman for over 15 years using various sources of funds for the maintenance work that keeps the wetland in shape. Covid-19, however, has caused revenue shortfalls, leading the NGO to find other ways to manage the urban wetland. It is exploring inclusive, multi-stakeholder partnerships to do this.
Nature Seychelles’ Reef Rescuers held an engaging workshop - dubbed the Junior Reef Rescuers - with a group of young children on Praslin Island to help create the next generation of coral reefs practitioners in Seychelles.