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

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


Grow and Eat Your Own Food Seychelles

Environment, Food, Sustainable Living 1 Comment »

book coverWith the second edition of ‘Grow and Eat Your Own Food Seychelles recently published, you can learn how to cultivate and care for your own vegetable garden. This book also has recipes for delicious and healthy meals.

Copies are available for sale in bookshops in Seychelles but can also be ordered via Nature Seychelles.

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23rd International Children’s Painting Competition on the Environment

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unep-children-competitionThe International Children’s Painting Competition on the Environment is organized every year by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Japan-based Foundation for Global Peace and Environment (FGPE), Bayer and Nikon Corporation. It has been held since 1991 and has received more than 3 million entries from children in over 150 countries.

This year’s theme is FOOD WASTE

Subthemes: Save the Planet—Save Food, Wasting Food is Wasting the Planet

The organizers are inviting children all over the world to submit their paintings to the UNEP office in their regions.  The children will have until 15 March 2014 to submit their paintings.

Download the competition information booklet here:

To help inspire you, please visit UNEP’s Think.Eat.Save. Reduce Your Foodprint website: