News Seychelles

Harnessing the blue wealth of the Western Indian Ocean

Fri, 26/06/2015 - 14:24

“The ocean is my marine library”, were the wise words of a young Seychellois boy who read out a poem he’d written for the Opening Ceremony, the just concluded 8th Conference of the Parties (COP 8) of the Nairobi Convention with the theme “Conserving the Marine and Coastal Environment for the Western Indian Ocean for the next 30 Years”. Seychelles’ hosting the COP 8 meeting three decades after the Convention was adopted on its soil was an unprecedented coincidence.

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Cousin Island Special Reserve - a success story

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 11:23

This video tells the conservation success story of Cousin Island Special Reserve, a former coconut enterprise now turned nature reserve in the Seychelles.

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Cousin Island in Seychelles is a perfect marriage between tourism and conservation

Tue, 01/04/2014 - 12:56

“The island that belongs to birds, humans are welcome” is the slogan for the world’s first internationally-owned reserve known as Cousin Island.

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Nature Seychelles launches Cousin Island website

Nature Seychelles launches Cousin Island website

Fri, 02/08/2013 - 10:36

If you want to see Seychelles nature at its finest, then one of the top places to visit is Cousin Island Special Reserve.

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BirdLife World Congress honours work of seven Partners

Sun, 23/06/2013 - 23:14

BirdLife has used its Partnership Awards to recognise the exceptional contributions of an unprecedented seven Partner organisations.

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Nature can help people build self-esteem, self-confidence and motivation - Roche Caiman Sanctuary (Nature Seychelles)

Saving nature, saving people in Seychelles

Thu, 28/06/2012 - 11:15

Nature Seychelles is to work with vulnerable people, such as those addicted to drugs and alcohol, to improve their mental and physical wellbeing through contact with nature, and gaining practical skills to allow them to rejoin mainstream society.

Africa Seychelles Local Engagement and Empowerment - Africa

BirdLife in Objects, #2: The Coconut

BirdLife's History in Objects: #2 "Your own private tropical island?"

Wed, 20/06/2012 - 10:19

Ever fantasised about owning your own private tropical island? Back in the 1960s this ideal was not only confined to celebrity billionaires. Cousin Island in Seychelles was actually purchased by BirdLife International to save a bird from extinction, and a brand new indigenous conservation organisation was established in the process.

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Conservation success: Eight-fold increase of turtle nesting on Cousin Island

Tue, 18/05/2010 - 07:00

Cousin Island Special Reserve has recorded a phenomenal eight-fold increase in abundance of nesting hawksbill turtles since the early 1970s based on new analysis of data, a scientific paper published in the Endangered Species Research journal has revealed. The increase is directly attributed to the ongoing turtle conservation program on Cousin started in 1972.

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