Current Projects

National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan Project (NBSAP Project)

Project Timeline 2012 – 2015 Contributors GoS-UNDP-GEF This is a GoS-UNDP-GEF project implemented from 2012-2015. The NBSAP is at the center of the Seychelles effort to fulfil its obligation in implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), including the integration of sectoral and cross-sectoral plans, programmes and policies called for in article 6(b). It is […]

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Grid-Connected Rooftop Photovoltaic Systems (PV) Project

Project Timeline 2012 – 2016 Contributors GoS-UNDP-GEF Background Seychelles is almost 100% reliant on imported oil for its energy needs, which is of significant economic and budgetary cost and the single largest contributor of greenhouse gases in the country. Fuel demand continues to increase as a result of continued expansion of the electricity distributing system,

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Mainstreaming Biodiversity Project

Project Timeline 2008 – 2015 Contributors GoS-UNDP-GEF Mainstreaming Biodiversity Management into Production Sector Activities. Background Seychelles’ ecosystems and biodiversity are relatively intact compared to many other small islands states, but development pressures are expected to increase substantially in the years to come. Past efforts at biodiversity conservation have focused on protected areas, but the major

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Ecosystem-based Adaptation to Climate Change in Seychelles

Project Timeline 2014 – 2018 Contributors GoS-UNDP-GEF Background The climate change projections in the Seychelles show that rainfall, while increasing in overall terms, will become even more irregular. Much of the precipitation is falling in sharp bursts, creating heavy flooding in the wet season, while imposing an extended period of drought during the dry season.

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Biodiversity Financing Project (BIOFIN)

Available evidence and the decisions adopted by Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) indicate that a significant gap remains in finance for biodiversity management. Countries need to scale up their efforts drastically to achieve the 20 Aichi Targets defined in the CBD’s Strategic Plan for 2011-2020. A preliminary assessment recently conducted under the auspices of the

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Biosecurity Project

Project Timeline 2008 – 2014 Contributors GoS-UNDP-GEF Mainstreaming Prevention and Control of Introduction and Spread of Invasive Alien Species. Background Invasive Alien Species (IAS) are reported to be the single greatest threat to native species and habitats in Seychelles. IAS are harmful alien species, whose introduction or spread threaten the environment, the economy, or society,

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Outer Islands Project

Project Timeline 2014 – 2018 Contributors GoS-UNDP-GEF Expansion and Strengthening of the Protected Area Subsystem of the Outer Islands of Seychelles and its Integration into the broader land and seascape. Background Seychelles’ existing protected area system is primarily situated in the Inner (Granitic) Islands of the country. The Outer Islands of the Seychelles make up

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Protected Areas Project

Project Timeline 2010 – 2015 Contributors GoS-UNDP-GEF Strengthening Seychelles’ Protected Area System through NGO Management Modalities (PA Project) Background The 21 formal protected areas in Seychelles are under the administration of a number of different Government institutions, parastatals and NGOs, including the Ministry of Land Use and Housing (MLUH), Seychelles National Parks Authority (SNPA), Seychelles

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