Monday 25th May 2020
The Vallée de Mai reopened
Seychelles Islands Foundation (SIF), was proud to celebrate the principle of gender equality on International Women’s Day, 8th March 2020.
The Thirteenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS COP13), held from 17th to 22nd February 2020, kicked off the “super year for nature” in Ahmedabad in India. The "super year for nature" includes a UN Summit in September and culminates in the UN Biodiversity Conference at the end of 2020. This is when a new global biodiversity strategy for the next decade will be adopted - the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.
Aldabra has been listed as an Important Marine Mammal Area (IMMA) by scientists at the Marine Mammal Protected Areas Task Force.
A new research paper published on Aldabra’s endemic white-throated rail Dryolimnas [cuvieri
Today at the Ocean Conference in Oslo, Norway, Marine Conservation Institute and its international science council recognized Aldabra Atoll Special Reserve of the Seychelles, in the western Indian
SIF has awarded its Professor David Stoddart scholarship to two students studying BSc Environmental Science at the University of Seychelles.
Vallée de Mai staff will be talking on Radio Sesel about various research and conservation projects which SIF is carrying out at the UNESCO World Heritage site.
The Seychelles Islands Foundation (SIF) has set up a task force to reduce numbers of the invasive yellow crazy ant, which threatens the unique ecosystem of the Vallée de Mai.
Applications are open this year for one Seychellois with a place to study Environmental Science at the University of Seychelles.
Aldabra now has a stable Internet connection once again. Thank you for your patience in contacting our staff who are based there during this period.
Seychelles Islands Foundation (SIF) has announced it is cancelling its Aldabra House project which has faced challenges from competing development in the area.
Aldabra is experiencing technical issues and is currently without Internet. We have spoken to our staff and they are in good spirits.
Seychelles’ conservation organisations were well represented at the International Conference on Island Biology 2019 which was hosted by the University of La Réunion last week, 8–13 July 2019.
We have some exciting job opportuities in our Mahé, Aldabra and Vallée de Mai teams!
See our Careers page for more details.
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