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.