Don’t blame wild birds for bird flu epidemic, says Nature Seychelles

Nature Seychelles and other conservation non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Africa and around the world are concerned about the threat that the H5N1 avian flu virus poses to both wildlife and humans. As the only non-governmental member of the Seychelles national Bird Flu Committee, Nature Seychelles has been working with others to ensure that the Indian Ocean archipelago is prepared to deal with any possible H5N1 outbreak as Africa comes to terms with its first fatality from the disease.

Insects in the city

An intrepid Nature Seychelles team took a break from the country’s forests, wetlands and coral reefs and ventured into that most dangerous habitat, central Victoria, to transplant a bee hive from an abandoned building plot to the association’s gardens.

The fine art of conservation

Artist and sculptor Sarah Wood jetted from the south of France to Seychelles last week to volunteer for local environmental organisation Nature Seychelles and add art to the conservation cause.
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).

Hands on wetlands work fires youngsters conservation enthusiasm

Making World Wetland’s Day relevant to young environmentalists was the main aim of activities taking place at Nature Seychelles’ 2.7 hectare Roche Caiman Wetland Sanctuary on February, 3rd.
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.

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