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.
International School Seychelles builds a boardwalk to facilitate educational activities about mangroves and wetlands for their students and neighbouring schools.read more
Following Rachel Bristol’s satellite tracking of sooty-terns, Robert Mondon publishes a children’s book about Sootina, a sooty-tern from Bird Island, based on the data they have collected.read more
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
First use of satellite telemetry on small pelagic and abundant seabirds (juvenile Sooty Terns) to define potential Marine Protected Areas through identification of foraging areas used during the gaining of independence from their parents
Discover where fledgeling juveniles fly to before returning to breed on Bird Island.read more
Marine Biodiversity baseline assessment around Fregate Island, the eastern most Seychelles ‘Inner’ granitic island
Development of first baseline data of the marine environment of Fregate island through a long-term marine monitoring programme.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