List of publications for sale
Copies of the publications can be purchased from our office and major outlets in Victoria
Popular demand for Nature Seychelles' innovative book Grow and Eat Your Own Food Seychelles has lead to the release of a superior second edition, three years after the first version was printed. The book is about sowing, saucing and savoring home grown food. The second edition of Grow and Eat Your Own Food Seychelles displays the copious cooking and healing chattels of endemic and rare plants, fruits and vegetables found on the islands. This version goes further to include a list of recipes from local restaurants on preparing cocktails, salads and other Seychellois dishes.
Price: SR 100
An Insight Into The Marine Life Of Seychelles is a popular handbook to help teachers, students and the general public learn more about the natural history and ecology of the marine environment around the coastal waters of Seychelles and how they can help promote conservation of marine life. It has an attractive layout and colourful photographs on each page, with tips on do’s and don’ts when at the seaside or out at sea. Price: SR 35
Birds Are Brilliant, a teacher’s guide and activity book, was designed to introduce bird ecology into the national curriculum. It contains information, activities, worksheets that can be integrated into many subject areas in the curriculum and has proved to be an invaluable resource for teachers and leaders planning field trips.
Price: SR 35.00
Biodiversity Surveys and Conservation Potential of Inner Seychelles Islands. Edited by Mike Hill
This acclaimed publication describes the results of research that was carried out from 1999 to 2000 on a selected range of islands in the central Seychelles. The islands are Bird, Cousin, Conception, Curieuse, Denis, Felicite, Grand Soeur, Marianne, North and Therese. The primary aim was to survey a number of medium-sized granitic and coralline islands in the inner Seychelles and assess their biodiversity value and potential to support endangered endemic vertebrates, especially birds. These findings were published by the Smithsonian Institution in the Atoll Research Bulletin, July 2002. Price: SR 250
Monograph Series 1: Ecological requirements of the Seychelles Black Paradise Flycatcher: Consequences for Conservation and Management by Dr David Currie, Project Ornithologist This publication summarises findings of a project carried out to quantify the habitat requirements and ecology of the flycatcher on La Digue, which ran simultaneously with the project assessing the suitability of medium-sized islands for globally threatened birds. The study has revealed that wetlands have less significance as habitats than was previously believed and that flycatchers depend more on native woodland for invertebrate availability (food source). It also details a novel island-wide survey of the La Digue population and examines factors accounting for the flycatcher distribution and implications for the establishment of additional populations. The final chapter details conservation options for the flycatcher in light of previous and new research findings. Price: SR 25.00
Monograph Series 2: Ecology of the Seychelles (Bare-legged) Scops Owl: Consequences for Conservation and Management, by Dr David Currie. This publication summarises findings of a project initiated in 1999 which set out to confirm the ecological requirements of the scops owl . This publication contains various chapters which summarise findings such as principal food supply, the feasibility of establishing new populations, response to playback (which is crucial in studying and monitoring the owl), the first nest record, the breeding ecology, diet composition, factors accounting for distribution, the biometrics of the owl (sex differences and patterns of moult). Price: SR 25.00
Handboook for Biodiversity Assessment of Small Tropical Islands by Mike Hill, Nirmal Shah and Steve Parr. This manual describes the methods developed for assessment of islands in the granitic Seychelles. Between 1999 and 2000 ten islands were assessed using the methodologies described here and comprehensive reports produced for each one. (The results have since been published in a special volume of the Atoll Research Bulletin, 2002). The purpose of this manual is to make the assessment methods available to a wider audience, assisting more island owners to investigate the status of the biodiversity and ultimately guide active conservation programmes on these islands. Price: SR 25.00
Seabird Monitoring Handbook for Seychelles Compiled by Alan Burger and Andrea D. Lawrence. This handbook is a compilation of methods for monitoring populations, breeding performance and other indicators on species breeding on Seychelles islands and has been modelled after the Seabird Monitoring Handbook for Britaiin and Ireland. Most of the methods recommended in this handbook have been field tested in 1999/2000 on Aldabra and Cousin Islands. The authors have also drawn on many years research and monitoring on other islands such as Aride and Cousine as well as reviewing methods used on Hawaii and Ascension islands. It is hoped that the handbook will provide researchers, government departments, managers, island owners with an interest in birds with accessible, simple and clearly defined sampling procedures. Price: SR 50.00
Discover Seychelles' Birds. This book is a simple introduction to many of the bird species found in the inner (granitic) islands of the Seychelles. It is aimed at non-specialist with an interest in birds of the area, and includes photographs of 63 bird species, including all the species most likely to be seen when birdwatching in the Seychelles. It can be used to help identify bird species, and gives information on their ecology and conservation.
Price: SR 50.00
A guide to Sustainable Living in the Seychelles. This publication has been developed to provide support materials and activities that assist in understanding the concept of Sustainable Living. It has been developed after a series of workshops with teachers, and in consultation with other professionals. It has been designed for lower secondary students and can be adapted for younger and older age groups. The aim of this book is to make each one of us review our lifestyle and behaviour so that we can then evaluate our impact on the environment and initiate appropriate environmental action. Price: SR 75.00
Endemic birds Posters, price: SR 25.00
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