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  • A report from former Nature Seychelles’ Chief Warden I am passionate about the Ocean and the Marine Environment but what gives me a buzz is working with dedicated people, creating and grabbing opportunity and watching these individuals grow in confidence and knowledge. Sometimes it is difficult as passion alone is not enough to further a career, but it is a good indicator that you are hungry...
  • Because of this songbird, a whole island was rehabilitated Once you could barely hear the chirping of this songbird with its only 25 individuals left in a mangrove swamp on a small island in Seychelles, but now the singing is louder with a symphony that comprises over 3000 birds. The population of the Seychelles warbler (Acrocephalus sechellensis), which once had the dubious distinction of being...
  • Nature Seychelles’ Eric Blais recently returned from the 6th session of the CSO/Private sector forum on sustainable Tuna Fisheries management in the South West Indian Ocean held in Mombasa, Kenya. The meeting was hosted by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Tuna Fisheries Alliance of Kenya (TuFAK). Such meetings have been held annually since 2010. This is the third such meeting attended by a...
  • “The sea is dark green all the way from Praslin to Cousin”, Christopher Mahoune, a senior Warden on Cousin Island special Reserve told me at round 5 pm on Friday 23rd of October. Christopher said there were dead fish washing up on the beaches of Cousin. I immediately asked our Science Officer Cheryl Sanchez to start listing the species affected and to take samples and observations of the...
  • Dormant, who's dormant? The South East monsoon season in the Seychelles is generally the drier of the two wind seasons. Within this monsoon season, August/September is a time when many Lesser Noddy chicks are within a month or two of fledging. As one can imagine, thousands of nesting seabirds keep Nature Seychelles researchers working on Cousin Island Special Reserve very busy. However, just as...
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  • Memories worth capturing

    Memories worth capturing  Nothing compares to spending time capturing wildlifeIn my opinion, the main ingredients for a great photograph are patience and luck. Patience goes hand in hand[…]

  • Immersed in a wild world

    Immersed in a wild world Report from Nature Seychelles’ International Volunteer Program  Lesser Noddy and chickAs the bottom of the boat scrapes the sandy beach, you instantly realise you are[…]


    A MAGICAL ENCOUNTER WITH NATURE   Even the Aldabra tortoises on Cousin know that theirs is a magical existenceAs you step off the boat onto Cousin Island, you know you are[…]

  • Tropicbird and chick – #inacousin minute

    Here is the first of our videos that will give you a peek at the goings on at the Cousin Island Special Reserve. In this video, it takes some tricks for this tropicbird to get to the well hidden chick. Sometimes all it takes is a little limbo limbo limbo…[…]

  • Powering conservation on Cousin Island, Seychelles: Please support our Indiegogo campaign

    Nature Seychelles and ClimateCaring have just launched a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo to raise much needed funds for solar installation on Cousin Island Special Reserve, Seychelles. We urgently need to replace the diesel powered generator on the island with a Photovoltaic Solar Power system to bring multiple benefits including reducing[…]

  • #islands2014 Cousin Island: A conservation Success Story

    Cousin Island Special Reserve in Seychelles managed by Nature Seychelles  is “one of the world’s great conservation success stories.” It is no ordinary island. Cousin conservation history began in 1959 when Dr. J. H. Crook visited Cousin in 1959. His discovery that the Seychelles Warbler population which was confined to Cousin[…]

  • Mad about radishes

    Mad about radishes For the past few weeks following our first ever harvest of radish (Raphanus Sativus) from our Heritage (organic) Garden, there’s been quite a buzz about[…]

  • Nurtured by Nature

    Nurtured by Nature For several months now I have been toying with the idea of having my own daily yoga routine apart from the evening Green Yoga sessions[…]

  • Not the hairy caterpillars again!

    Not the hairy caterpillars again! ne afternoon I bump into the green health manager in the office corridor, wiping himself down with the sticky side of cello tape. What’s more,[…]


What's On at Nature Seychelles

Beginning of Turtle Season

Turtle season is a few weeks late this year, but it is finally here. First Cousin Island staff spotted a set of tracks and the next day a turtle coming up the beach to lay her eggs. Read more and View more photos


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Focus Project

Blue Economy Seychelles 

We have established a Blue Economy centre which will assist in building the content of the Seychelles Blue Economy model. Learn more

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.



  • Stopped near extinctions of birds +

    Down-listing of the critically endangered Seychelles warbler from Critically Endangered to Vulnerable. Other Seychelles birds have also been saved including the Seychelles Magpie Robin, Seychelles Fody, and the Seychelles Paradise-flycatcher.
  • 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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