COVID-19 pandemic leads to strengthened collaboration between the Seychelles Maritime Academy and Aride Island
The Seychelles Maritime Academy (SMA) responded to the call for assistance from the Island Conservation Society by sending more students than in previous years to assist our Conservation team with the island's scientific monitoring programs.
Two of the SMA students, namely Kiran Bhageerutty and Jean-Yves Lesperance, both working towards an Advanced Certificate in Fishery Science and Fish Technology were sent to the Aride Island Nature Reserve beginning of August 2020. They have been involved in the monitoring of the Aride's Seychelles Magpie Robin population, analysing invertebrate pitfall traps, patrolling the beach for nesting sea turtles, and cleaning up beach debris.
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