Tag team meeting the tuna challenge

Most countries depend on tuna fish. But are we fishing it sustainably? In an attempt to provide answers to this vital question, a major project, the Regional Tuna Tagging Project (RTTP), is underway to increase what is known about this staple part of so many diets and economies. It involves putting small plastic tags on tens of thousands of fish, putting them back in the ocean, and - hopefully - recovering them. No small challenge. Project Publicity and Tag Recovery Officer Teresa Athayde takes up the story.

Return of the Seychelles Warbler

Back in the 1960s, the Seychelles Warbler or Timerl Dezil was probably the most endangered bird in the world, with only a handful of birds remaining. Cousin Island, the last place it survived, was purchased primarily to save this unspectacular but unique bird. Much has been done by BirdLife International to save the species. Now, Nature Seychelles has been working with our partners on Denis Island and scientists from the University of East Anglia in the UK and Groningen in the Netherlands on a major project to secure the future of the species.

Making waves at Oceans Forum

Nature Seychelles is one of the longest-standing members of the Global Ocean Forum, and we were among the representatives at the Ocean Policy Summit held in Lisbon, Portugal in October 2005. The summit brought together high-level officials, regional organisations, UN agencies, ocean policy specialists, donors, non-government organisations and industry. Participants compared experience from around the world on the formulation and implementation of ocean policies, and best practice.

Marine Science Symposium

The Western Indian Ocean Marine & Science Association or WIOMSA was formed in 1994. Since then it has become a major force in the region for capacity development, scientific exchange and lobbying on marine issues. At the core of the Association is its support for scientific research to generate management outcomes in the region.

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