Establishing protected areas on the outer islands

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Establishing protected areas on the outer islands

Post  Sirop14 on Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:36 am

Establishing protected areas on the outer islands

23-January-2017
Seychelles’ existing protected area system is primarily situated in the inner granitic islands, yet the outer coralline islands make up more than half of the total number of islands within the archipelago. The outer islands contain unique land and marine habitats, and species not found in the inner islands: for example they include 9 of the 20 internationally recognised Important Bird Areas (IBAs) of Seychelles. The GOS-UNDP-GEF Outer Islands project aims to place more of the unique habitats and biodiversity of the outer islands under protected area status!



What is the GOS-UNDP-GEF Outer Islands project and what is it trying to achieve?

The government of Seychelles has signed an agreement with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to implement a five-year project focused on the Outer Island (OI project). This project began in August 2014 and aims to promote the conservation and sustainable use of terrestrial and marine biodiversity in the Seychelles’ outer islands. It will do this by expanding the protected areas (PA) system and strengthening management of these areas, supporting the government Marine Spatial Planning process and sustainable land management activities to conserve ecosystem functions.

For more information visit: http://www.islandconservationseychelles.com/gos-undp-gef-outer-islands-project.html or www.pcusey.sc
http://www.nation.sc/article.html?id=252632

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World Wetlands Day - Exhibition showcases importance of wetlands

Post  Sirop14 on Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:04 pm

World Wetlands Day - Exhibition showcases importance of wetlands

03-February-2017
An exhibition aimed at raising awareness of the importance of wetlands was organised yesterday to mark World Wetlands Day (WWD).

The exhibition, organised by the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change (MEECC), took place at the Independence House lobby.
http://www.nation.sc/article.html?id=252767

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