Friday, 20 November 2015

Conservation updates from Denis Island

Seychelles Warbler
The Denis Island conservation team together with the Green Islands Foundation (GIF) volunteers and University students, has been very busy on the island with the Seychelles Warbler data collection, the vagrant season and the Hawksbill turtle nesting season. Here is a summary of what they've been up to over the last two months.

Friday, 13 November 2015

GIF staff training at GVI Cap Ternay

Jennifer surveying coral recruitment
From August to November 2015 our Project Manager Jennifer attended an intensive marine monitoring training at the Global Vision International (GVI) base at Cap Ternay. During these 3 months Jennifer dived on some of the most beautiful reefs on Mahe learning how to survey coral, encountered endangered turtles, reef sharks and countless rays, was involved in several community outreach activities and made friends from all over the world!

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Memoires from our conservation volunteers

               6:00am wake up; 6:30am breakfast; 7:00am work; 11:45am lunch; 2:00pm back to work; 4:30pm finish work; 6:15pm dinner; 9:30pm bed; Repeat.  

                This is the everyday routine for the two Canadian conservation volunteers, Jodi Crawford and Chelsea Lefler, who have been working for GIF on Denis Island for twelve weeks now. Although their routine may seem mundane, the hours between fuelling up on food and falling into bed are anything but. On an average day, Jodi and Chelsea might witness...

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.