Seychelles National Parks Authority creating official list of island hiking trails

An assessment of a tentative list of 15 hiking trails that will fall under the management of the Seychelles National Park Authority (SNPA is underway, said a top official on Wednesday.

Selby Remy, the chief executive of the authority, said that an assessment needs to be done first in order to know the feasibility and the real cost of maintenance.

“We have told the Cabinet that we will start with this tentative list of trails and conduct an assessment of all those trails and then, depending on the decisions, these will be endorsed as the official list of trails,” said Remy.

He added that there is actually no official list of trails available and hence everyone, including those in the tourism industry, has their own idea of what is a trail.

“If we cannot establish a list of trails that need to be managed we will have a real problem since some of what certain people consider as trails are just old footpaths but people are using them and they are slowly gaining the status of trails,” Remy said.

Source: Seychelles News Agency