Visitors are slowly returning to Cousin Island Special Reserve. Although few in number, they show that the island's vibrant ecotourism, which funds conservation, still draws attention and needs to be marketed as safe, attractive, and sustainable.
70% of Nature Seychelles' recently launched Nature Collectibles have been sold after 3 weeks of being offered, raising about $7000 for the conservation of a unique songbird once on the brink of extinction.
Searching for lizards might not be everyone's idea of a daily activity, but it certainly is part of the work programme for the Cousin Island Special Reserve conservation team. Led by the conservation officer, the team has just completed a gecko and skink census whose findings are published in a monitoring report for 2021.
Today is World Ranger Day. And we are taking this opportunity to honour and celebrate the hard-working and dedicated young people in the frontlines of nature protection.
On Monday, we announced that the Seychelles magpie robin had become the first-ever species to go on sale as a digital #NatureCollectible – a Non-Fungible Token for conservation. But why this bird? The answer is that the Seychelles magpie robin is a little avian superhero that has triumphed over great odds to survive. And in these hard times, who doesn't need a feel-good story?