Green Island Foundation to work on two Seychelles environmental projects

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Although the population of the Seychelles is still – in comparison with other countries – relatively small, pressure on the environment and natural resources is growing across the archipelago.

The emphasis is now turning to sustainability in each facet of life, and the economy and the Green Island Foundation has commenced work on two projects related to these goals.

An integrated coastal zone management plan is being implemented along two beaches on the islands of Praslin and La Digue, bringing together tourism stakeholders, the business sector, communities, and the administration, all of which will be involved in discussions over resource use and resource allocation.

The two projects are funded by the European Union and will focus on such sensitive matters as beach erosion, overfishing, and seaweed and reef preservation, and will also look at general biodiversity and water quality issues.