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News Seychelles » People: 8th Indo- Seychelles Army exercise starts

News channel or source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/8th-indo-seychelles-army-exercise-starts/articleshow/63061277.cms
Publication date: Saturday 24 February 2018

Ahmedabad: The eighth joint military exercise between the Indian Army and Seychelles People’s Defence Forces started on Saturday and will continue till March 4 at Mahe Island, Seychelles. The exercise is named “Lamitye” which in the local dialect ...

News Seychelles » People: Is the Seychelles’ ‘debt-for-nature swap’ involving Leonardo DiCaprio really a good thing?

News channel or source: http://metro.co.uk/2018/02/24/is-the-seychelles-debt-for-nature-swap-involving-leonardo-dicaprio-really-a-good-thing-7338595/
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

I personally have no problem with wealthy groups and individuals using their funds in this way, as long as consultancy with local people is adequate. My concern would always be, what voice do local communities have in this? In the Seychelles, more than 100 ...

News Seychelles » People: The Seychelles creates marine protection area the size of Britain in deal partly bankrolled by Leonardo DiCaprio

News channel or source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5426605/Seychelles-swaps-debt-groundbreaking-marine-protection.html
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

This effort will help the people of Seychelles protect their ocean for future generations, and will serve as a model for future marine conservation projects worldwide,' said DiCaprio. 'These protections mean that all species living in these waters or ...

News Seychelles » People: Seychelles preserves marine area in $30m debt-for-nature deal

News channel or source: http://www.straitstimes.com/world/africa/seychelles-preserves-marine-area-in-30m-debt-for-nature-deal
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

"This effort will help the people of Seychelles protect their ocean for future generations, and will serve as a model for future marine conservation projects worldwide," the Hollywood actor and conservationist said in a TNC statement on Wednesday.

News Seychelles » People: Debt swap paves way to protect Seychelles ocean

News channel or source: https://www.ft.com/content/568f9fbc-189d-11e8-9e9c-25c814761640
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

But because the Seychelles’ marine-dependent economy is balanced between tourists drawn to the coral reefs, deep sea tuna fishing and oil exploration, negotiations over the protected areas were slow. “The process of discussion with fishermen ...

News Seychelles » People: Seychelles preserves swathes of marine territory in debt-for-nature deal

News channel or source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/seychelles-preserves-swathes-marine-territory-debt-nature-deal-130055976.html
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

The East African island nation of fewer than 100,000 people mainly relies on tourism and fishing for revenue, but in recent years oil and gas companies have been exploring its turquoise waters, home to dugongs, turtle and tuna. On Wednesday, Seychelles ...

News Seychelles » People: Seychelles citizen movement wants India stopped

News channel or source: https://www.eturbonews.com/178673/seychelles-citizen-movement-wants-india-stopped
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

In a meeting held on Tuesday, February 20, by some concerned Seychellois citizens who have been protesting every Saturday at the clock tower against the government approval for an Indian military base on Assumption Island, it was decided that these people ...

News Seychelles » People: The Seychelles creates debt-for-conservation deal with Leonardo DiCaprio

News channel or source: https://inhabitat.com/the-seychelles-creates-debt-for-conservation-deal-with-leonardo-dicaprio/
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

The move is not without controversy: fishing is limited in areas commercial fishermen and tour operators for years; in some places, like the Aldabra region, people won’t be allowed to fish at all. Tourism has been successful in the Seychelles in recent ...

News Seychelles » People: Seychelles protects an area 'as big as Britain' in Indian Ocean

News channel or source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-43154686
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

The Oscar winner said: "This effort will help the people of Seychelles protect their ocean for future generations, and will serve as a model for future marine conservation projects worldwide." Seychelles President Danny Faure said: "Our large ocean brings ...

News Seychelles » People: Seychelles protects huge area in Indian Ocean in debt swap deal

News channel or source: http://home.bt.com/news/world-news/seychelles-protects-huge-area-in-indian-ocean-in-debt-swap-deal-11364253657729
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

He echoed others who said they have to bear the brunt of the government’s past economic failures. People snorkelling over a reef in the Seychelles (The Ocean Agency via AP) The head of the Seychelles’ state-owned oil and gas exploration entity ...