Friday, 8 May 2015

GIF, WiseOceans and FBOA team up to teach scouts about our oceans and sharks

Group photo with the GIF project manager and WiseOceans Team
The Green Islands Foundation (GIF) continues with its national shark education campaign, spreading the message about the importance of sharks to another group of school children. On 21st April 2015 GIF teamed up with WiseOceans and the Fishermen and Boat Owner’s Association (FBOA) to educate a group of scouts about the wonders of our oceans and the sharks that roam our seas. 13 students from the 4th and 18th Seychelles Scouts Troop from Belonie and Plaisance Secondary school respectively, took part in the activity held at the Four Seasons Resort and the Victoria Fishing Port.

Friday, 1 May 2015

Local school teachers review the shark educational posters

Terence (WCS) explaining the posters to the Anse Royale teachers
This week teachers from Mahe and Praslin reviewed the educational posters on sharks for use in primary and secondary schools being prepared by the Green Islands Foundation (GIF), Save Our Seas Foundation (SOSF) and Wildlife Clubs of Seychelles (WCS). Workshops were organized for teachers to give their feedback and comments on how and when they can use the posters, but also any other ideas on how the posters can be improved for school children.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

GIF brings some shark fun to Earth Day Festival 2015

If you were at the Earth Day Festival on Port Glaud beach last weekend, then you surely did not miss all the Shark fun at the GIF tent! Maybe you enjoyed making your own shark hat and/or you got a delicious shark cupcake. 

Held on Sunday 19th April 2015, the outreach activity to celebrate Earth Day 2015 was organized by the NGO Sustainability For Seychelles (S4S) in partnership with the Port Glaud Environment Club (PGEC).

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Interviewing fishermen and testing GIF shark identification guide

As you may know, because of our increasing experience with shark education under a GEF SGP funded project, GIF has recently teamed up with the Fishermen and Boat Owners Association for an activity implemented by the IOC-SmartFish project through its FAO managed components. GIF will assist with the education part of their project to inform both fishermen and children about the effects of shark finning.

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Eco-schools Seychelles: Shark encounters on Aldabra

A couple of kids snorkelling with the sharks
The 10 lucky students who visited the Aldabra atoll this year experienced, for most of them, their first shark encounter! As winners of the Eco-schools competition, the students enjoyed a 5 day fun-filled trip learning about the natural habitats on Aldabra and it's exceptional biodiversity. Sharks were one of the main marine species they were taught about. Students got the chance to observe some beautiful blacktip reef sharks by snorkeling and swimming with them.