Longevity and survival of the Endangered Seychelles Magpie Robin

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Seychelles magpie robin by Martijn Hammers

The Seychelles Magpie Robin Copsychus sechellarum was once one of the most threatened birds in the world, but was downgraded from Critically Endangered to Endangered after a long-term recovery programme was successfully implemented. Comprehensive long-term monitoring of this species was conducted on the islands of Cousin and Cousine over an 18-year period. We report here on the species longevity and annual survival at these two sites.

Julie Gane and April Burt  Longevity and survival of the Endangered Seychelles Magpie Robin Copsychus sechellarum

Paris Climate Talks 2015 COP21

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Some documents from From the International Energy Agency at COP21

Energy Technology Initiatives 2013 ETP Executive Summary – 2015 Global_Tracking_Framework Good_Practice_Policy_Framework for Energy Technology How2Guide_Wind Energy Technology Development Prospects_Indian Power Sector TechnologyRoadmap_ EE Buildings TechnologyRoadmap_Bioenergy for Heat and Power Read the rest of this entry »

Diet Composition of Hawksbill Turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) in the Republic of Seychelles

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hawksbill-turtleEffective conservation of the critically endangered hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) in the western Indian Ocean is hindered by a lack of basic ecological information about its diet and habitat requirements. This study utilised stomach samples from dead turtles and oesophageal lavage, together with in-water observations of foraging turtles, to identify the relative importance of species contributing to the diet of hawksbill turtles at five localities in the Republic of Seychelles. Read more

Jorgensen et al 2015

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structure and fish and the fish are keeping the algae down promoting coral recovery

A Nature Seychelles’ study focusing on the link between coral reefs and fish populations at several sites around Cousin Island Special Reserve – published in the scientific journal Ocean & Coastal Management.

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Turn Down the Heat

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turn down the heatThe report Turn Down the Heat: Confronting the New Climate Normal is a result of contributions from a wide range of experts from across the globe. The report follows Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts and the Case for Resilience, released in June 2013 and Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4°C Warmer World Must be Avoided, released in November 2012. Read the full report