Monday, 31 August 2015

GIF shark project successfully completed

It is done. Finished. Another project successfully completed by Green Islands Foundation and partners. Friday August 21st 2015 marks the final major milestone in the GEF SGP funded shark project implemented by GIF. 

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Shark fun on Beau Vallon beach

Group photo with Beau Vallon primary wildlife club
Last Friday 21st August we hosted another shark education workshop, this time with the Beau Vallon primary Wildlife club. For the event Green Islands Foundation (GIF) joined hands with the Seychelles National Parks Authority (SNPA) for a fun-filled day of marine education and sharks awareness on Beau Vallon beach.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

GIF at the Sea Turtle Festival 2015

Children playing the Wheel of Fortune
On Saturday 8th August the Green Islands Foundation (GIF) teamed up with our partners North Island and Denis Island to participate in the third Seychelles Sea Turtle Festival. Throughout the day we hosted exciting educational games showcasing our love for sea turtles and promoting sea turtle conservation in Seychelles.

Monday, 3 August 2015

Shark preservation training

Mr. Perdijk demonstrating the preservation procedure
Following our Shark identification training, we hosted a workshop to teach and demonstrate shark preservation techniques. The training was conducted by an expert shark preserver Bas Perdijk from the Netherlands and gathered participants from various organisations like the Natural History Museum, Seychelles National Parks Authority, Seychelles Fishing Authority and Save our Seas Foundation.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Green Islands Foundation completes eradication of invasive Myna birds on Denis Island

Mynas in 5-compartment decoy trap
The Common Myna, also known as Indian Myna, is one of the world’s most invasive birds, causing problems wherever it has been introduced. Myna birds are not native to Seychelles, but since they were introduced here from Mauritius in the 19th century, they have spread to many of the islands. Because their diet includes the eggs and chicks of other birds they pose a threat to endemic birds in Seychelles. Therefore Green Islands Foundation (GIF) has been removing Mynas from Denis Island, where four species of endemic birds have been introduced in the past to save them from extinction.