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(Seychelles News Agency) – With Seychelles continually looking at ways to diversify its economic activities, one industry that appears to be attracting a lot of interest is the plantation of vanilla. There are already several businesses looking to get into the production of vanilla and SNA has learned that the Seychelles Islands Foundation (SIF) is now also looking into […]

Happy Shark Awareness Day – 14 June 2022     Shark Awareness Day is not about fear…   Many marine conservation groups celebrate this day every year in observance of sharks and the essential part they play in the marine ecosystem. This day is not about standing on the beach and shouting out warnings to panicked swimmers, […]

“Reef balls”: New ways to stop beach erosion tested on Desroches Island (Seychelles News Agency) – The Islands Development Company (IDC) is testing a new type of artificial protection called ‘reef balls’ against beach erosion on the island of Desroches in Seychelles, said a top IDC official. The islands of Desroches, Remire and Platte are currently facing […]

In some of the stories we’ve heard about these creatures, they’re described as being slow and plodding, and they’re also occasionally obsessed with pizza, ninjitsu, and news reporters.   We are, of course, talking about Turtles!   World Turtle’s Day has been celebrated on May 23rd every year since 1990. This celebration aims to bring awareness […]

(Seychelles News Agency) – Conservationists and eco-tourists on Fregate Island in Seychelles are now able to use a phone app to track the movements of Mario and Norbert, two Aldabra giant tortoises, following the recent tagging of the giant reptiles with GPS trackers. The island’s deputy conservation manager, Anna Zora, told SNA that the conservation […]

Heat-resilient “super corals”: Nature Seychelles setting up aquaculture farm for future corals (Seychelles News Agency) –  Nature Seychelles, a nonprofit organisation, is planning to set up a land-based aquaculture coral farm on the island of Praslin to produce more heat-resilient super corals, which are better engineered to adapt to continuously rising ocean temperatures. The organisation’s chief […]


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