|The team on the slopes of Mont Pot-A-Eau|
Wednesday, 24 September 2014
This week the Green Islands Foundation organized an excursion to Silhouette Island to collect seeds of endemic plants to restock the North Island tree nursery. Three days were spent on Silhouette Island with a team consisting of plant experts Charles Morel and Bruno Senterre, ICS ranger Nigel Boniface, North Island staff Elliot Mokhobo and Elliott Ntsele, Ministry of Environment’s Kevin Moumou and myself, Arjan de Groene.
For several years North Island has been putting a lot of effort in transforming this old coconut plantation into a forested area that resembles how the island must have looked before man arrived. This has helped
Tuesday, 2 September 2014
|Common or Indian Myna|
The forest on Denis Island contains many indigenous tree species providing ideal habitat for several of Seychelles endemic birds that were reintroduced within the past decade. On Denis Island Common Mynas are believed to
Monday, 4 August 2014
As part of the UNDP/GEF Protected Area project, Baited remote underwater video (BRUV’s) were taken from 22 sites around Denis Island with the help of MCSS in April 2014. Sites were chosen at two of the main dive sites and then around from the North point of the island around the East coast and around the South point. It was originally planned to have at least 4 surveys in each area but because of sea conditions and other unforeseen circumstances, in the end only 20 sites were done.
During a beach profile monitoring exercise on Sunday February 2, 2014 -- where Gilberte Gendron, a research staff from the Seychelles National Parks Authority (SNPA) conducted staff training for those working for both Denis Island and the Green Islands Foundation (GIF), an NGO which focuses on environmental research on Denis Island - several Wedge Tail Shearwaters including chicks in a burrow of intertwined Casuarina roots on the coast were found.