Nature Seychelles is a change-making NGO rolling out world-acclaimed environmental projects such as the rescue of critically endangered birds. It manages the award winning Cousin Island Special Reserve and the Sanctuary at Roche Caiman. Its current projects include the ground-breaking Reef Rescuers. It is the BirdLife Partner in Seychelles and a Member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association.
“Cousin Island has a diversity of flora and fauna. As a senior warden, I get to care for and protect some of the world’s most endangered species such as the charismatic Seychelles magpie robin and Hawksbill turtles. I am an avid photographer and I love to take photos of the wildlife here. They are so at ease and you can get really close to them. Like Seychelles, Cousin is unique by a thousand miles and I enjoy showing it off to visitors.”
Christopher Mahoune – Senior Warden, Nature Seychelles
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