Water is the source of life and wetlands are critical in sustaining this source of life by holding large amounts of water for multiple uses. Water from wetlands contributes enormously to the socio-economic activities benefitting millions of people globally, both providing fresh water and other important ecosystem services.
The alarming rate of the loss of wetlands is of great concern, which threatens the livelihoods of millions globally that are depending on wetlands ecosystems for survival. From the 70s more than 35% of wetlands have been lost mostly through anthropogenic pressures. Wetlands are disappearing three times faster than forest ecosystems.
H.E. Ms. Lisa SINGH, the new United Nation Cordinator designated for Seychelles paid a courtesy call on the Minister for Agriculture, Climate Change and Environment Mr. Flavien Joubert on Tuesday 31st January at Unity House.
H.E Ms. Lisa Singh commended the Minister for the tremendous achievements in environment protection and highlighted that Seychelles should be an inspiration for other African countries and Small Island Developing States.
During the last 20 years the Seychelles has accumulated a significant quantity of obsolete pesticides as a result of inadequate stock management, bans on certain pesticides, and excess supply from donor agencies (e.g. for vector control). Often these obsolete stockpiles present a serious risk to human and livestock health, ground and surface water, and the broader environment. Most agricultural pesticides are imported and sold by the Ministry of Agriculture Climate Change and Environment (MACCE) and the Agriculture Department’s requisite stores for use by local farmers and gardeners. Another major importer is the Ministry of Health, for vector control (e.g. mosquitoes).
Abu Dhabi, 13th to 15th January 2023: In order to accelerate the energy transition in the coming years and correct the 1.5°C pathway to 2050, we need to accelerate our efforts. This was the message sent by energy leaders from governments, private sector and international organisations at the 13th IRENA Assembly held in Abu Dhabi from the 13th to 15th January 2023.
The event started with the Pre-Assembly on Friday 13th January 2023 with a series of high-level discussions under the theme “World Energy Transition – The Global Stocktake” where IRENA members took stock of energy transition progress towards Paris Agreement goals and provided insights on priority actions needed over the next few years and beyond to meet our emissions targets and achieving the sustainable development goals.
The donation entails a total of seven sets of three Seypearl branded bishops 240L recycle bins for PET, Glass Bottles and Aluminum cans. In a brief handing over ceremony this morning, the Managing Director of Seychelles Breweries Mr. Conor Neiland, mentioned that waste collection is a live topic for all communities and Seychelles Breweries is encouraging the public to adopt segregation of waste as a way of living.
Following the recent seizure of 117Kg turtle meat onboard Pelican, November 5th, 2022, have been destroyed yesterday, Tuesday 20th at hospital incinerator.
The boat containing the 117Kg of turtle meat was arrested around Alphonse Island, in a joint operation of the Seychelles Coast Guard and the Marine Police. The individuals involved in this case was formally charged with the offence of possession of turtle meat and the case will be heard on the 13th January 2023 where they will submit their plea.