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This scientific resource, The Graphic Guide to Marine Protected Areas, which has been worked on by a global group of leading marine scientists and MPA managers, including Dr. Nirmal Shah Nature Seychelles' CEO, is now presented in a graphic, comic-book style format. We encourage everyone to circulate this excellent document. It is designed to clearly communicate what MPAs are and why it is so important to specify the level of protection of an MPA and its stage of establishment.

Download it here: The Graphic Guide to Marine Protected Areas

Nature Seychelles' Chief Executive Dr. Nirmal Shah is one of ten MPA practitioners worldwide who have given their first-hand reports on the impacts of COVID19 and the Financial crisis on marine protected areas. “The future of conservation, I think, will lie in disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, blockchain and cryptocurrencies. These can help us increase efficiency while reducing expenses, as has already happened in commerce and industry. Traditional conservation will need to leapfrog into what we can call ‘e-conservation’, a brave new world but whose foundations are already built. Conservationists will move from being tech consumers to tech drivers and innovators." he says

Read the article here: We must be laser-focused on actions to keep our institutions and work afloat

TODAY NEWSPAPER; 6th October 2016; N. Tirant:

Two years after the announcement that it would be made a protected nature reserve under the Nature Parks and Conservancy Act, the island group of D’Arros, situated 250km from Mahé in Seychelles’ outer islands, is back in the environmental limelight. And this time, the public wants to be heard on the second attempt to turn the group into a “special reserve” that could affect livelihoods.

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