Monday, 11 January 2016

Landbird Point Count on Denis Island

Seychelles Magpie Robin
Denis Island hosts a number of rare endemic bird species, most of which were introduced to the island to provide them with a safe rat-free environment. The Denis Island Environment Team together with the support of Green Islands Foundation (GIF) makes sure that the populations are regularly monitored and population sizes are estimated every year. 

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

GIF monitors the reefs around Denis and North Island

Coral reef around North Island
In November and December 2015 GIF staff surveyed the marine environment  around the islands of Denis and North. As part of our commitment to properly manage the reefs which are so ecologically important, GIF wants to understand the value and the dynamics of the areas surrounding the islands. This involves monitoring of coral reefs and seagrass beds for fish, coral and algae distribution and megafauna.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Shark awareness at the Natural History Museum

Group photo with the primary students 
On the 16th and 17th November, the Green Islands Foundation (GIF) together with the Fishermen and Boat Owners Association (FBOA) and the Natural History Museum (NHM) hosted two educational workshops with different groups of children from the French School based on one key marine species, the shark.

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!