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Seychelles has made history in becoming the first country ever to eradicate an established population of the invasive ring-necked parakeet (Psittacula krameri) from the wild.
The field phase of the Aldabra Clean-Up Project started on the 22nd February, and the month was a whirlwind of exciting activities and developments.
The ninth annual yellow crazy ant (Anoplolepis gracilipes) survey was conducted in November 2018 in the Vallée de Mai by the research team.
The 2017 Eco-Schools Award winners will be visiting Aldabra from 28th March to 4th April 2018.
As custodians of Aldabra, SIF has recently facilitated visits to the atoll by the President of Seychelles and SIF Patron, President Danny Faure, the Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Mrs Pamela
In December Aldabra had the extreme honour of hosting the President of Seychelles, President Danny Faure, for a familiarising visit.
As part of a region-wide tropical cyclone forecasting system, in November Aldabra Atoll received its first GPS ground station.
As Aldabra is in a remote location and is logistically and financially challenging to visit, for several years SIF has been planning to create an Aldabra visitor centre on Mahé.
After the success of the Creole festival in October a decision was taken that mini Creole festivals would be held throughout the year in order to enhance visitors’ experiences of the Vallée de Mai,
Aldabra is the last remaining place in Seychelles where dugongs can be found, but little is known about the atoll’s elusive dugongs.
The IUCN World Heritage Outlook 2 report was released during the UN climate change conference that took place in Bonn, Germany last month.