To mark its 13th anniversary on the 8th of February 2024, staff from Raffles Praslin successfully deployed 13 coral “spiders” in one single day in the ocean as part of the resort’s coral reef restoration project. The spiders are artificial reef structures made of iron rebar with coral fragments attached.
Construction of Africa's first on-land regenerative coral aquaculture facility designed to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change on coral reefs has begun on Praslin Island, Seychelles’ second largest island.
Diverse coral species can be found in Seychelles. They come in a variety of shapes, colours, and sizes. Some resemble trees with leafless branches, others look like mushrooms, while some showcase a labyrinth of ridges resembling the human brain. Others are delicate like fans swaying with the currents.
The Sanctuary at Roche Caiman, the urban wetland managed by Nature Seychelles, has been closed to the public to the dismay of visitors. Recent torrential rains and unusually high tides have caused significant damage to the Sanctuary’s boardwalk forcing the NGO to act to ensure visitor safety.
Nature Seychelles has joined forces with two local companies OceanLabs Seychelles and Kingsgate Electronics to pioneer locally-made, cutting-edge conservation technology.