New survey to define protection measures for Seychelles’ Grand Police area

A new survey is being undertaken at the Grand Police beach to assess the biodiversity of fauna and flora as well as define protection and conservation measures for the area.

The Marine Conservation Society of Seychelles (MCSS) – a not-for-profit organization – will be doing the survey following a decision by the Cabinet of Ministers last year to maintain the area as a protected zone.

“This is the last wilderness area of the inner islands. It has been off limits to the general public for 30-plus years, so the biodiversity of this area is very special indeed,” said David Rowatt, director of MCSS. The details of the project were presented to the Takamaka community earlier this month.

Source: Seychelles News Agency