“In 2012, an estimated 12.6 million deaths globally were attributable to the environment. The air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink, and the ecosystems which sustain us are estimated to be responsible for 23 per cent of all deaths worldwide.”
I want you to imagine having a vegetable garden in your home, and you get your daily portion of veggies from this garden. But one day, a storm or a pest comes and kills most of your stock. Consequently you are now faced with protecting what is left, restocking or a mix of both. Which option would you choose so you may continue harvesting from your garden?
For a week in March this year, I was fortunate to attend the International Sea Turtle Symposium (ISTS) in Peru, representing Nature Seychelles work in marine conservation on Cousin Island Special Reserve.
Small islands often make great case studies when considering the flow of sediment and it is easy to see the effects that the seasons and the overriding currents associated with them have on the shoreline of Cousin Island, a Special Reserve managed by Nature Seychelles.
SYAH-Seychelles in a past clean up event
On 16th April 2016, Nature Seychelles will partner with SYAH-Seychelles (SIDS Youth AIMS Hub) in a beach clean-up on Cousin Island Special Reserve as part of the Marine Debris Challenge, an initiative of Australian based organisation, Positive Change for Marine Life.