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!

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Project to re-establish a Sooty Tern breeding colony on Denis Island in collaboration with GIF published!

Sooty Terns on Denis Island
"Seychelles supports around three million nesting pairs of sooty terns. However, there have been recent declines and the colonies continue to face ongoing threats from habitat change and excessive commercial harvesting of their eggs, as well as potential threats by commercial fishing and climate change. A possible method to counter these threats is to re-establish breeding colonies on islands from which they have disappeared. An attempt was made to

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Beau Vallon Primary students learn more about sharks

Group photo with the participants of Beau Vallon Primary school
The shark education and awareness campaign continues and last week some students from Beau Vallon primary school learnt about sharks and why it is important to protect them. On Tuesday 23rd  February 2015, the Green Islands Foundation (GIF) and the Seychelles National Parks Authority (SNPA) carried out some shark related activities during the Extra-Curricular Activity (ECA) time slot after school hours.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Shark awareness campaign at the Youth Outreach Programme

A group of students who participated in the shark campaign
The Green Islands Foundation continues with its Shark education and awareness campaign by participating in the Youth Outreach Programme organised by the Seychelles National Youth Council (SNYC) on Tuesday 9th December 2014. Students from Praslin and La Digue Secondary schools participated in activities sensitizing them to marine conservation. This event was conducted at the Anse Royale fun park by GIF, the Seychelles National Parks Authority (SNPA), and the Wildlife Clubs of Seychelles (WCS).

Friday, 5 December 2014

Saving endangered species in Seychelles and Mauritius

Seychelles Magpie Robin
There is a big fundraising scheme to help fund veterinary support for endemic species such as the Seychelles Magpie Robin.  Wildlife Vets International, a British veterinary charity, aims to help the Seychelles islands and Mauritius's critically endangered birds and animals. Wildlife Vets international is mapping out a programme to deliver veterinary expertise and training, which is currently lacking on the islands, to support these unique species.