SPLASH - Special Programme for Learning and Awareness on Species and Habitats.
Citizen science in Seychelles
Nature Seychelles has called on the public to help with improving
knowledge of a unique Seychelles animal - the weird and wonderful
Katiti take-off at airport
In September we reported in the media that a pair of Seychelles
Kestrels (Katiti) had taken up residence in an aircraft hangar at the
airport. Don Du Preez, who works there, called us for advice, as there
were plans to renovate the roof, and he was anxious to minimise
disturbance to the birds.
Seychelles is home to four different unique species of Sooglossid frogs, although
there are large gaps in our knowledge of these species. They are very tiny, and hard to
find. Nature Seychelles wants to initiate survey work to find out where
the frogs are, how many there are, and how they are faring on Mahe.
Seychelles is working on a long-term study of the life cycles of
seabirds in the Western Indian Ocean. The diet, growth-rate, body
condition, breeding success and population sizes of seabirds are all
useful indicators of the overall health of the marine environment.
Seabirds are 'barometers' of change.