Assistance with offspring helps females live longer, the Seychelles warbler shows

Female birds age more slowly and live longer when they have help raising their young, according to new research conducted on Cousin Island Special Reserve, Seychelles. Researchers studied the relationship between ageing and offspring rearing patterns in the Seychelles warbler (Acrocephalus sechellensis), and found that females who had assistance from other female helpers benefitted from a longer, healthier lifespan.

Get your hands dirty and your feet wet on the Conservation Boot Camp

Take a tiny nature reserve 29ha in size. Throw in 50 years of conservation success that saved endemic bird species, increased the numbers of hawksbill turtles nesting, and propagated hope in restoring coral reefs. Add a giant sized passion for nature conservation from individuals. Create a program that allows young people to partake in real-life conservation in paradisiacal settings. What you will get is the off the beaten track Conservation Boot Camp (CBC). It happens monthly for a lucky few on Cousin Island Special Reserve, Seychelles.

Fruit bat causes power outage on the main island of Seychelles

A Seychelles fruit bat (Pteropus seychellensis) flying into or trying to perch on power lines at Sans Souci, in the hills of Mahe Island was the cause of a power outage that occurred in the South of Mahe at 9.30pm on Monday 25, according to a news report in the TODAY in Seychelles newspaper. It took the Public Utilities Company (PUC) nearly four hours to restore electricity to the affected areas stretching from the districts of Roche Caiman to Grande Anse.

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