Cousin Island Special Reserve has been a no-take marine protected area for over 50 years. As a result, the marine reserve has a rich and fascinating underwater life. In spite of the coral bleaching that has occurred in the past decades, on a typical day of diving, the Nature Seychelles' Reef Rescuers team still encounter this wonderful world. Below is a sampling of the fauna, big and small that can be seen.
Nature Seychelles had an inspiring 2021 despite the challenges posed by the pandemic. As we welcome a promising 2022, we look back at some of our achievements.
All nature moments in Cousin are special to us. Some more so than others. Here are the favourites of staff, volunteers, Conservation Boot Camp (CBC) participants, and tourists.
Seychelles supports the greatest abundance of seabirds in the tropical Indian Ocean, but regional seabird population breeding success and trend data are not readily available despite data collection spanning many years at several locations.
Nature is the gift that keeps on giving. Its bounty is both vast and varied. We all draw from nature, whether it's for food, water, medicine, beautiful plants, and animals, or spiritual connections. Sadly, we have depleted nature's basket, and every day, its abundance diminishes. Here's how you can have festive fun without overburdening Mother Nature.
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