Nirmal Shah the award-winning CEO of Nature Seychelles, conservation biologist, coastal manager and science popularizer has been bitten by the blogging bug. Starting this June Nirmal is sharing incisive commentary on all things environment based on his experiences in the Seychelles and around the world. Shah has been passionate about using the media to advocate for science and conservation. He has been heard through his columns in newspapers and numerous appearances on the media including ones such as CNN, BBC, Reuters, PBS, NBC-Today Show, SABC, and CCTV.
In this opinion piece Nirmal Shah, Nature Seychelles CEO asks whether we need to make a mental Zen shift away from the media stories on piracy to see the problem as it really is.
[Roche Caiman, 4 June 2009] In an enthusiastic response to a worldwide call for responsible tourism, the Seychelles chapter of the Worldwide Day for Responsible Tourism was launched with a great deal of interest from sector players, government and conservationists alike on June 2, 2009.
Not content with the conservation successes of Cousin Island - “one of the world’s great conservation success stories” according to the latest issue of World Birdwatch, the magazine of BirdLife International - Nature Seychelles has been steadily improving the management of the Special Reserve.
[ROCHE CAIMAN DECEMBER 23rd 2008] “We will not abandon you.” This was the message given by the CEOs of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) Graham Wynne and Michael Rands of Birdlife International when they visited Seychelles in mid-December 2008