Supporting new and existing marine and coastal protected areas and sustainable use zones.
In 2015, Seychelles had less than 1% of its EEZ designated as marine protected areas. In March 2020, the Government of Seychelles designated 30% of its EEZ as marine protected areas. 50% of the areas are designated as no-take zones in high biodiversity areas and 50% of the areas are designated as sustainable use zones in medium biodiversity areas.
SeyCCAT has, in total, provided over SCR 6 million as grants to protected areas: Aldabra, Curieuse, Alphonse, Farquhar and Bird Island.
Investigating the marine predator community around Aldabra to assess connectivity between shallow and deep-sea ecosystems and the effectiveness of the Aldabra marine zonation strategy
Jennifer investigates the marine predator community around Aldabra, from groupers to sharks and finding a six-gill shark at the depths of Aldabra’s waters.read more
Assessing the effectiveness of Curieuse Marine National Park in the protection of the critical early life stages of sicklefin lemon sharks (Negaprionacutidens)
Through acoustic tracking, an improved understanding of spatial movements and habitat preferences of critical life stages to enhance knowledge of lemon shark ecology.read more
Currents of Change: Empowering and educating in the Seychelles by investigating marine plastic pathways, composition, and recyclability alongside the removal of marine plastic pollution from the iconic world heritage site Aldabra Atoll
12 youth from Seychelles and the University of Oxford meet on Aldabra and successfully remove 25 tonnes of waste from this UNESCO World Heritage Site.read more