The ICS Silhouette team has organised an educational day out on Silhouette for the Wildlife Club of Anse Royale, Mahé. This follows a display by ICS Silhouette during the 2016 Carnaval International de Victoria to promote awareness of the Sheath-tailed Bat.
Silhouette Island hosts one of the last populations of this Critically Endangered bat. It is one of the most endangered animals in the world with fewer than 100 believed to exist. It was probably common throughout the granitic islands in the past, but it has declined drastically and is now extinct on most islands. Silhouette hosts one of the last viable populations and one of the last chances to secure the survival of the species.
An article by ICS Silhouette Ranger Benny Moncherry appeared in Seychelles Nation on 20 June and can be downloaded here.
Island Conservation Society