Monthly Archives: September 2009

Clearing invasive Typha at the Sanctuary at Roche Caiman

[kml_flashembed movie=”” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Here is a you tube video of our efforts to manage the aquatic reed Typha javanica,  Zon in Creole. The reed has become invasive and is taking over the central marsh area at the popular urban wetland, the Sanctuary at Roche Caiman.

On Cousin Island, two Seychelles Magpie robin chicks share a nest

Here are some pictures taken by student Rachel Cartwright on Cousin  Island of an unusual occurrence: two Seychelles Magpie robin chicks sharing a nest. Eric Blais, Conservation Officer and  Cousin Island wardens are keeping an eye on the chicks. Cousin is home to a population of some 27 Seychelles Magpie robins. These are part of […]

Picture of the Day: Watch out for the Palm spider, it doesn’t bite though

Here are photos of the Palm spider, Nephila inaurita a native of Seychelles taken at the wetland at Roche Caiman. I thought I would share them because I keep on walking into them. These large spiders are everywhere in Seychelles. We saw many on the hike on Mont Palmiste. The females sit at the centre […]

On a lighter note, our Chief appears on the cover of Indian magazine

  MISTNET  (the Indian Bird Conservation Network Magazine) Volume 10.2 has a picture of Nature Seychelles’ CEO Nirmal Shah on its cover. This was a Special issue covering the Bird Tourism Charter for Asia. The picture (see above) shows Nirmal with a Sooty Tern Serna fuscata perched on his head, and seemingly having a chat […]

Update on Frigatebird

Terence (L) and David (Science Coordinator, R) were interviewed about the bird by SBC Radio The Frigatebird recovered and left. One day last week we went to check on it, as we have been doing every morning, and it was gone from the mangroves where it had been making steady progress towards recovery. For the […]

Countdown to Copenhagen: Maldives sends a strong message

In case you have not seen it, a very strong message has been sent by the President of Maldives to the world as we countdown to the climate change talks in Copenhagen in December: “Please don’t be stupid”. The message was sent during the premiere of the “Age of Stupid”, an environmental film set in […]