Ms Wood, who studied in the UK and Cyprus, before relocating to France, is spending four weeks with Nature Seychelles, painting a range of murals for display at the Roche Caiman Wetland Sanctuary, under the organisation’s Volunteers International Programme for Seychelles (VIPS).
50 school aged members of Nature Seychelles’ partner NGO, Wildlife Clubs of Seychelles, met at the wetland, where, rather than inflicting a series of speeches and dry lectures on them, Nature Seychelles staff led a day of pond-dipping, bird watching, vegetation surveys and wetland painting.
Nature Seychelles backs stance on IUU fishing
Nature Seychelles has given its support a recent move by the Indian Ocean Commission (COI) to tackle the problem of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
Ever aware of the importance of creating links between conservation driven bodies the world over, Nature Seychelles enjoys close ties with a diverse range of non-governmental organisations, universities and other environmentally focused groups in many different countries.
And while some of our strongest links are with partner organisations based in the Indian Ocean islands and the ocean’s East African rim, geographic proximity is far from being the defining factor in the importance placed on these international partnerships.