Two new areas – around the Aldabra and Amirantes groups – will by February next year be designated as protected areas as part of a six-year public process called the Seychelles Marine Spatial Plan Initiative. Helena Sims – the project manager of the plan – told SNA last week that the decision is in support of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity to improve marine protection worldwide. Read full story here.
For information on where to see the new marine protected areas’ nomination file at Ministry of Environment, Economy and Climate Change, please click here.
Seychelles News Agency 13 Dec 2017