The Ministry of Agriculture, Climate Change and Environment alongside their partners Island Conservation Society ICS, Island Development Company IDC provided an update regarding the recent Sooty Tern census which ended late June. The census was conducted on nine island namely Cosmoledo, Desnoeufs, Bird Island, Etoile, Boudeuse, Aride, Recif, Ile aux Gaulette, and African Banks by a team of twenty people which ended 24th June.
The United Nation Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)- Division for Multilateral Diplomacy is convening a series of workshops on climate change diplomacy in the lead-up of the twenty-sixth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26), that will be attended by countries of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on the 1st October until the 12th of November 2021, Glasgow UK.
The Youth4Climate Live Series hosted by the government of Italy, launched some interactive virtual events to build momentum towards the Youth4Climate: Driving Ambition (Y4C) event. A competition was held for youth around the world to participate in the event. Almost 400 young people aged between 18 and 29 from the 197 member-countries of the UNFCCC were selected to meet in person in Milan, from the 28th to the 30th of September 2021.
Seychelles participated in the virtual African regional Food System dialogue so it can pave the way for collective efforts to address challenges faced by the National and global food systems as a whole.
Growing Threats to Migratory Species of Wild Animals
Seychelles has made significant progress towards increasing the total coverage of their Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), as the country has declared 16* marine and coastal areas as protected, representing 26.4 percent* of its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), according to the new Marine Protected Areas Outlook by UNEP-Nairobi Convention and the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association.