Ghost Birds on D’Arros Island

Wedge-tailed shearwaters are medium-sized long-winged seabirds, mostly known for their impressive capacity to fly hundreds of kilometres out to sea. However, on D'Arros Island and the St Joseph Atoll in Seychelles, they are Ghost Birds, named after their distinctive ghost-like calls which emanate at night from the islands' darkness. On D'Arros Island, a project is … Continue reading Ghost Birds on D’Arros Island

Seychelles Turtle Conservation Efforts Stepped Up In Face Of Climate Change

The effects of climate change pose a greater threat to hawksbill turtles in Seychelles than poaching, according to a local conservationist. Now that the nesting season has ended, conservation officials, including Ashley Pothin, an official from the environment ministry, are refocusing their attention towards the impact climate change is having on the Seychelles turtle population. … Continue reading Seychelles Turtle Conservation Efforts Stepped Up In Face Of Climate Change

Seychelles’ Conservation Grants Awarded

Save Ours Seas Foundation, a global ocean conservation and marine research organisation, last month announced its new Keystone Grant winners for 2017, as well as its partners and continuation grants for this year. Save Our Seas Foundation's Keystone Grant forms part of the Foundation's commitment to protect oceans by funding and supporting research, conservation and … Continue reading Seychelles’ Conservation Grants Awarded