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  • 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.
  • On one of the most unique islands on earth, two students from the Seychelles Maritime Academy (SMA) learnt conservation, independence, and work and life balance during a 5-month work attachment.
  • The mornings of 17 and 18 August 2021, started off with lots of chirping in the air. But this was a different kind of chirp from the one we are accustomed to on Cousin Island. It was the excited chatter of children from three public schools on Praslin eager to learn about birds and corals, and how Nature Seychelles is helping both to recover and thrive.
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  • Artisanal fishing to gain from six district projects

    (Seychelles Nation 13.8.21) The Seychelles Fishing Authority is this year undertaking a total of six artisanal fishing related community projects, the largest number of projects ever tackled by the authority in one calendar year. The six projects in the pipeline or already underway are in the districts of Baie Ste[…]

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  • Seychelles to welcome back cruise ships in November

    (Seychelles Nation 09 August 2021)  Seychelles will be reopening its shores to cruise ships in November 2021. Launching the 2021-2022 cruise season on November 14, 2021, will be the MS Island Sky, the first cruise vessel to sail to Seychelles since the closure of the destination to cruise ships in March 2020. As[…]

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Seychelles Wildlife

Natural environment of the Seychelles

Seychelles is a unique environment, which sustains a very special biodiversity. It is special for a number of different reasons. These are the oldest oceanic islands to be found anywhere...

Bird Watching

Seychelles is a paradise for birdwatchers, you can easily see the unique land birds, the important sea bird colonies, and the host of migrants and vagrants. Some sea bird...

Seychelles Black Parrot

Black Parrot or Kato Nwar in Creolee is brown-grey in colour, not truly black. Many bird experts treat it as a local form of a species found in Madagascar and...

Fairy Tern

The Fairy (or white) Tern is a beautiful bird seen on all islands in Seychelles, even islands like Mahe where they are killed by introduced rats, cats and Barn Owls....

Introduced Land Birds

A little over two hundred years ago, there were no humans living permanently in Seychelles. When settlement occurred, people naturally brought with them the animals and plants they needed to...

Native Birds

Although over 190 different species of bird have been seen on or around the central islands of Seychelles (and the number is increasing all the time), many of these are...

Migrant Shore Birds

Shallow seas and estuaries are very rich in invertebrate life. Many birds feed on the worms, crabs and shellfish in these habitats; often, they have long bills for probing sand...

Seychelles Magpie Robin

The most endangered of the endemic birds, Seychelles Magpie Robin or Pi Santez in Creole, came close to extinction in the late twentieth century; in 1970 there were only about...

Seychelles Blue Pigeon

The Seychelles Blue Pigeon or Pizon Olande in Creole, spends much of its life in the canopy of trees and eats the fruits of figs, bwa dir, ylang ylang and...

Seychelles White-eye

The Seychelles White-eye or Zwazo Linet in Creole, is rare and endemic. They may sometimes be seen in gardens and forest over 300m at La Misere, Cascade and a few...

Seychelles Black Paradise Flycatcher

The Seychelles Black Paradise Flycatcher or the Vev in Creole is endemic to Seychelles, you cannot find this bird anywhere else on earth. Although it was once widespread on...

Seychelles Sunbird

The tiny sunbird or Kolibri in Creole, is one of the few endemic species that has thrived since humans arrived in the Seychelles.

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Achievements

  • Stopped near extinctions of birds +

    Down-listing of the critically endangered Seychelles warbler from Critically Endangered to Near Threatened. Other Seychelles birds have also been saved including the Seychelles Magpie Robin, Seychelles Fody, and the Seychelles
  • Restored whole island ecosystems +

    We transformed Cousin Island from a coconut plantation to a thriving vibrant and diverse island ecosystem. Success achieved on Cousin was replicated on other islands with similar conservation activities.
  • Championed climate change solutions +

    Nature Seychelles has risen to the climate change challenge in our region in creative ways to adapt to the inevitable changing of times.
  • Education and Awareness +

    We have been at the forefront of environmental education, particularly with schools and Wildlife clubs
  • Sustainable Tourism +

    We manage the award-winning eco-tourism programme on Cousin Island started in 1970
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