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Pushing fauna to the brink

Seychelles talks about the effects of climate change on tourism

Sep 18, 2011

The Seychelles tourism industry has made a point about the effects of climate change that has been taken up in many of the environment press around the world. In the editorial of their last e-News, Louis D'Offay, the Chairman of the Seychelles Tourism Industry's Association, brings out the shark accidents in the Seychelles, which happened simultaneously with similar accidents in Australia, South Africa, and even Russia, as well as the freak accident where a Bear killed a British school boy.

For the Seychelles, they remain clear in their mind that the recent shark attacks were but freak accidents, which are now being the focus of scientific analysis, because in the tranquil seas of the Seychelles, the last shark incident took place over 50 years ago. Today, the pristine environment, that the bay of Anse Lazio on the island of Praslin is known for, has been reopened to swimmers but with shark nets having been erected to provide safety to swimmers.

Too often in the past, the world at large has taken for granted the effects of climate change, and this was quite often so, until freak and unbelievable accidents occur.

The inhabitants of the island of Praslin in the Seychelles are now able to see their award-winning beach of Anse Lazio being used once again by swimmers. A sence of normality has returned to the island of Praslin, the island that remains a must-visit destination for visitors to Seychelles.

Seychelles talks about the effects of climate change on tourism
Image from Seychelles Tourism Board

Source: Seychelles Tourism Board

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