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 under an FAO funded Smartfish project to take care of the education part of their project to inform both fishermen and children about the effects of shark finning.

Before the shark finning project kicks off, we wanted to know how effective our campaign will be. Therefore we needed to know how people around Seychelles currently perceive sharks and understand their knowledge about shark finning. To achieve this, we developed a shark finning questionnaire targeting

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.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

MTC students go shark viewing in the St. Anne marine park

Group photo with the MTC students, teachers, SNPA and GIF
A group of 30 students from the Maritime Training Centre (MTC) enjoyed a fun-filled day in the St. Anne marine park and on St. Anne island on Tuesday 10th March 2015 learning about one of Seychelles' oldest marine park, and viewing the coral reef found there, as well as some juvenile lemon sharks!