Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Updates of GIF work on Denis Island

Internship Student from the Maritime Training Centre

MTC student Oneal Tambou doing his internship with GIF
One of the aims of the Green Islands Foundation (GIF) is to provide training facilities for young Seychellois who are interested in the environment and who like to work in conservation. Therefore, GIF has invited Oneal Tambou (19 years old) from the Maritime Training Centre (MTC) to carry out his internship on Denis Island. He takes part in all conservation activities, but he mainly focuses on marine monitoring.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Surveying the marine environment around Denis Island

From the 19th-24th May GIF staff carried out marine surveys around Denis Island. The new Denis Island conservation team was given the opportunity to assist and learn the methodologies used by GIF staff. There are three key areas of importance surrounding  Denis Island consisting of the beaches and intertidal flats, the adjoining reef / sea grass flats to the north, east and south of the island and the area stretching along the western edge of the Denis Island plateau.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

PIT tagging of giant tortoises on Denis Island

Denis Private Island has obtained equipment for tagging the tortoises on Denis Private Island with micro-chips — i.e. Passive Induced Transponder (PIT) tags. Green Islands Foundation arranged for Dr. Jeanne Mortimer to visit the Denis Private Island Conservation Team to train them on how to deploy the PIT tags on the giant tortoises.

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.