Seychelles

Education, tourism potential areas of collaboration for Seychelles, Israel

Education and tourism are two potential areas Seychelles and Israel can work together in, said newly accredited Israeli Ambassador on Tuesday. Noah Gendler, the new ambassador of Israel to Seychelles made this statement to the press after presenting his credentials to President Danny Faure at State House, Victoria. While discussing future cooperation, it was outlined by Gendler that Israel can […]

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7,500 trees planted on Seychelles’ Praslin Island to prevent erosion, land degradation

An environmental not-for-profit organisation has planted 7,500 trees on Seychelles’ Praslin Island as part of efforts to prevent erosion and land degradation and to restore mangroves forest. The initiative is being led by Terrestrial Restoration Action Society of Seychelles (TRASS), the only environmental not-for-profit based on the second-most populated island of the Seychelles. For the past couple of years, TRASS […]

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New alliance to highlight, conserve Aldabra giant tortoises in Seychelles

In a move to underscore the importance of the Seychelles’ Aldabra giant tortoises and shed light on the plight of the species, a group of conservationists and philanthropists have set up an Indian Ocean Tortoise Alliance (IOTA). The alliance, which was initiated at the recent Paris Peace Conference, is an inclusive, Seychelles-anchored non-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation of the […]

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Seychelles getting more reservoirs that use natural engineering to store water

A project in Seychelles is creating freshwater reserves using an approach that emphasises a natural approach to advanced engineering. The ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change in Seychelles (EBA) project has successfully constructed a first-ever gabion rock barrage at the Bougainville wetland in the district of Takamaka in the south of the main island of Mahe. The 40-metre-long barrage now holds […]

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New digital atlas of world foods showcases 13 dishes from Seychelles

Curious about what Seychelles has to offer in terms of cuisine? A website called TasteAtlas features a handful of Seychelles’ Creole dishes. TasteAtlas bills itself as the world’s first atlas of food and drinks, and an encyclopedia of flavours. Launched in October, TasteAtlas provides quality and reliable information on what can be found in any corner of the world as […]

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Largest solar farm in Seychelles fully powers a remote island

The remote island of Alphonse is now completely powered by the largest photovoltaic farm in Seychelles, meaning diesel fuel is no longer needed to make electricity, said a top official of the Islands Development Company. A total of 2,220 dual glass high-efficiency solar panels have been installed on 0.7 hectares of land — half towards the east and the other […]

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A primary school in Seychelles will grow vegetables using aquaponics

The Perseverance Primary School will be the first school in Seychelles to grow vegetables using a system that includes fishes and aquariums. The method, known as aquaponics, is a system of aquaculture in which the waste produced by fish or other aquatic creatures supplies the nutrients for plants grown hydroponically, which in turn purify water. The equipment for this demonstration […]