Children from Grand Anse Praslin primary school
who took part in the shark workshop
Shark tagging demonstration in the mangroves
A seal or a surfer?
The teeth game with GVI
GIF and GVI demonstrating why sharks have streamlined bodies
According to Alan Grant from GVI "the GVI staff and volunteers greatly appreciated the opportunity to be involved in this event as it encompasses the main aims of our organisation. Working with local partners such as GIF to increase environmental awareness and contribute to the education of the younger generation is a very worthwhile endeavour, and everyone very much enjoyed the experience".
Arjan De Groene from GIF says that "with shark numbers in decline globally, it is imperative that the future generation of fishers, policymakers and consumers understand the value of having a healthy shark population in Seychelles waters to keep the ecosystem balanced and productive. That's why GIF is investing a lot in education of children who will one day rule the country with hopefully a positive view of sharks in their minds".
Group photo of the GIF, GVI and the children with the seaweed Whale Shark