Throughout 2018 on Aride Island Special Reserve, a team of Island Conservation Society Staff were lucky to be part of a training experience focused on vegetation Management. The objective was to increase the survival of Seabirds through improved knowledge of vegetation in protected areas and simultaneously support the Seychelles Magpie Robin population by understanding more about habitat utilisation.
Thanks to the GOS- UNDP-GEF Outer Islands Project ten participants were part of this unique and critical training experience. Over the year, invasive species management, species classification and identification, Health and safety and native vegetation knowledge was acquired by the participants.
The trainings ensured that participants learned practical skills together, which in turn will lead to improving the islands ecosystem. Overall the trainings objectives were met and all believed that the knowledge obtained from the experience would contribute to improved general management of the Special Reserve and to the skills of the Staff involved. Thanks to Nasreen Khan Aride Conservation Officer for keeping us updated!