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Cousin Island Special Reserve was the island famously bought for conservation by BirdLife International in 1968, and it is now managed by Nature Seychelles. I visited the island at the beginning of the year to inspect catastrophic coastal erosion that had occurred, and it was the first time I had seen anything like it since we took over management.

(Seychelles Nation) The beach is of paramount importance as it is the most important unique selling point of Seychelles. All agencies should play their roles and there should be better coordination between all stakeholders to make a difference in terms of beach management. This was said by the Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Didier Dogley, at the second multi-sectoral meeting – Beach control meeting – at the Botanical House yesterday.

(Seychelles News Agency) - The Seychelles Coast Guard has new powers to fight illegal activity in the island nation's waters after a new law came into force. President Danny Faure assented to the Defence (Amendment) Act last Tuesday after it was approved by the National Assembly.

A Sri Lankan registered fishing boat has been intercepted by the Seychelles Coast Guard (SCG) on suspicion of fishing illegally in the Seychelles Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

The Mahe Plateau Trap and Fishery Co-Management Plan has been endorsed by the Minister of Fisheries and has been gazette. This is the first time the plan such a plan has been put in place, Today in Seychelles reports in article dated February 14th 2020. The article says that an implementation committee is to be set up.

Nature Seychelles' Chief Executive Dr. Nirmal Shah has said that overfishing in Seychelles is a "serious problem" and that "political and social will have to be mobilized quickly" to address it.

Earth temperatures soared in the decade that just ended according to local and global reports, with 2019 being the second hottest year after 2016.

Watch BBC News coverage of our Reef Rescuers project. Started nearly 10 years ago, the coral reef restoration project, Nature Seychelles' Reef Rescuers project uses the coral gardening method for coral reef restoration. First, corals are grown in underwater nurseries until they reach a size that is suitable for transplantation. Then, the nursery-grown corals are transplanted onto degraded reefs and long-term monitoring of transplantation success is carried out. You can learn more about the Reef Rescuers project on our website: http://natureseychelles.org/what-we-do/coral-reef-restoration

 

(Seychelles Nation):The Seychelles International Airport has been chosen as the ideal place for the launch of stratospheric balloons in a research project being undertaken by the National Centre for Space (CNES) based in France in collaboration with the Seychelles Meteorological Authority.

(Seychelles News Agency) - Seychelles has shown its commitment to protecting the island nation's marine environment after signing for four more legal acts of an international convention for the prevention of maritime pollution (MARPOL), a top government official said Thursday.

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