Moving away from fossil fuels

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Costa Rica proves an entire country can generate electricity from renewable sources

In 1983 when I visited Costa Rica to work in its La Selva reserve, the country was already famous as a leader in conservation. Today, Costa Rica is building a genuine green and blue economy. Since January this year the country produced 100 percent of its electricity from renewables. The country uses hydroelectric power plants, solar, biomass, and geothermal. Heavy rains this year have given a huge boost to hydroelectric plants.

Marine Protected Areas - the new controversy

Cousin Island Special Reserve is a Marine Protected Area (MPA) managed by Nature Seychelles

SEALife Edition 5 - 2014: Why and what for, asks Nirmal Shah. This was the front page headline of Today in Seychelles (16-5-2014). As the second Seychelles Marine Spatial Planning Initiative workshop closed on the 15th of May, Today reported that Nature Seychelles CEO Nirmal Shah raised the alarm about the possible implications for fishermen as well as the public that the creation of protected marine areas will entail.

Thin skinned but still in the clear

The male tree frog is usually brown-red and smaller than the female by Gideon Climo

The findings of screening done on various islands in the Seychelles between May 2010 and March 2013 to test amphibians for Bd have just been published in the Herpetological Review. Bd (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) is a fungus that causes illness in the species, threatening amphibian populations worldwide with 71 countries and nearly 700 species reportedly affected.

Director of Nature Seychelles is one of the game changers

 

Today Newspaper, 9 March 2015: Ms. Henri has been with Nature Seychelles for sixteen years, a non-governmental conservation organisation registered in 1998 and the BirdLife partner in the country. “I couldn’t imagine a better place to work.” says Ms. Henri “It’s the noblest feeling to work on saving a species from extinction.”

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