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Draft Biodiversity Status Maps for Your 6NR – Seychelles

At the beginning of the 6NR process, we challenged Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity to double the number of maps used from your 5NR to your 6NR. Are you on track to meet this challenge? We have exciting news for you!  Using the UN Biodiversity Lab, and the global datasets available within it, we created 18 draft biodiversity status maps for your country.

Webinar: Business Planning for Protected Areas

NOAA's National MPA Center, EBM Tools Network co-coordinated by NatureServe and OCTO, and MPA News will host a webinar on:

Business Planning for Protected Areas with Andrew Rylance,Technical Advisor to the Government of Seychelles-UN Development Programme-Global Environment Facility (GOS-UNDP-GEF) Protected Area Financing Project.

Nov. 9th at 1 pm US EST/10 am US PST/6 pm UTC.

Présentation: Utilisation du SPANB pour intégrer la conservation de la biodiversité dans les secteurs de développement et de production

Les Seychelles ont utilisé le processus de révision de la Stratégie nationale de biodiversité et du plan d'action (SPANB) en tant que vecteur d'intégration de la biodiversité dans les principaux secteurs de développement du pays afin de satisfaire les deux; Ses obligations envers le plan stratégique de la CDB 2010-2020 et les objectifs d'Aichi est aussi de s'aligner sur les priorités nationales de développement durable.

Seychelles Experience With The NBSAP Peer Review Process And Aichi Target Alignment

In 2012, the Seychelles began work on its second NBSAP (“NBSAP 2”). The project was financed by UNDP-GEF and is being executed by Seychelles Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change (MEECC). Three major NBSAP-related studies were undertaken:

  1. Integrating a financing strategy and Aichi Target aligned action plan,
  2. Developing a capacity assessment and strategic action plan, and
  3. Challenges in climate-related biodiversity adaptation and mitigation.

Seychelles Debt To Climate Change Adaptation And Nature Swap Initiative

The aim of this initiative is to raise financing to address climate change impact on coastal and marine biodiversity, and at the same time build the resilience of these ecosystems by reducing the anthropological pressures on them. The project will involve the creation of a large marine protected area covering approximately 30% of Seychelles Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Through the elaboration of a Marine Spatial Plan (MSP), 50% of the protected area will be a no-take zone. The MSP is currently going through a stakeholder consultative process.

Financing Conservation: How Seychelles Is Opening Its Books And Making The Case For Biodiversity And Protected Areas

UNDP and the Government of Seychelles are implementing an ambitious conservation programme in Seychelles, funded primarily by the GEF with help from other partners. Two projects of a very specific nature stand out. A new UNDP-GEF protected area finance project aims to improve the financial sustainability and strategic cohesion of Seychelles’ protected area system, while also dealing with emerging threats and risks to biodiversity in a shifting national economic environment.

The Government of Seychelles and UNDP are partners for the successful implementation of a proud environmental programme financed by the GEF

Check out and explore the website of Government of Seychelles-UNDP-GEF Programme Coordination Unit -- the PCU.

The PCU is a dynamic local management system for the various projects that Seychelles benefits, funded by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) and supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Most projects are national and focus of various thematic areas related to environmental management. 

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