Seychelles President James Michel opened a dedicated new visitor center last weekend at the entrance of the Vallee de Mai, one of the archipelago’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The new facility was created by the Seychelles Islands Foundation, of which the president is a patron.
While officiating at the function, President Michel once again highlighted the fact that over 50 percent of the country’s territory was now protected, while also explaining that the country, after presenting the climate strategy in Copenhagen, would move towards carbon neutrality by 2020.
Key representatives from the Seychelles tourism industry were also present at the event. The Vallee de Mai National Park is one of the best-known attractions the country showcases to the thousands of tourists and researchers visiting year after year.