GIF is currently running a Global Environment Fund – Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) funded shark project to create awareness and educate the community on the importance of sharks in the Seychellois ecosystem.
“It is vital for people to understand why sharks are important apex predators that keep the marine environment balanced and healthy. Only when people really understand this they are able to grasp the consequences of their actions. Only then will the community as a whole be able to develop and implement a practice of sustainable exploitation of sharks as a resource, be it for food, fun or learning. This all begins with teaching our children,”
|Children Snorkeling out to find as many creatures as they can|
|Looking in an old abandoned fish trap|
The youngest child in the group receives
his certificate of participation from Cathrina Freminot,
the project researcher
|Souvenir shot of the children on Anse Royale beach|