Seychelles Government Announces Creation of Two New Marine Preserves
Posted on : 03-14-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
The Seychelles, a group of islands in the Indian Ocean off Africa’s eastern coast, have announced the creation of two marine preserves that will limit fishing and recreational activities. Together, the preserves will cover 81,000 square miles – an area about the size of Great Britain. It’s also about a sixth of the Seychelles’ ocean territory. The preserves are part of an ambitious project to protect 160,000 square miles by 2022. The Seychelles are an archipelago that consists of 115 islands that make up only one percent of the country’s…
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