Category Archives: Seychelles

Flip-flops, fishing gear pile up at Aldabra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; Malavika Vyawahare; Monga Bay

The Aldabra coral atoll is a place of mythical beauty, uninhabited and so lost to the world that chartered flights and boats are the only way to get there. But humans have still found a way to leave their mark. Flip-flops from all over the planet are piling up on the atoll. During a five-week cleanup campaign in 2019, volunteers removed 60,000 plastic slippers.

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The Seychelles’ Vallée de Mai named top global attraction on TripAdvisor; Mia Russell; The South African

As the Seychelles prepares to open borders on October 1, the island’s Vallée de Mai on the island of Praslin has won a 2020 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award.

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A Unesco World Heritage Site in Seychelles Named Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award; iAfrica

A Unesco World Heritage Site in Seychelles Named Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award…

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When an island becomes the world’s dumping ground, who pays?; SciMex

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Ring of coral islands is being destroyed by plastic pollution; Ryan Morrison; Daily Mail 

During a cleanup programme in 2019 more than 25 tonnes of plastic were removed from the remote atoll of Aldabra, Seychelles – just 5 per cent of the total.

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Seychelles’ Vallee de Mai wins Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award; IOL

The Vallee de Mai, located on the second-most populated island of Praslin, is home to the world’s largest nut – the unique coco de mer.

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Deep Ocean Live: What a coral reef spared from commercial fishing looks like; Thomas Moore; Sky News

Sky News will be broadcasting live from the Indian Ocean on the 18, 19 and 20 March at 8am on Sky News and Sky Atlantic.

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Deep Ocean Live: Final preparations for TV news bulletins under the sea; Sky News

Deep Ocean Live: Final preparations for TV news bulletins under the sea…

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Aldabra and the Outer Seychelles islands; Adam Plezer; Air Pano

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Seychelles’ Vallee de Mai, home of world’s largest nut, marks 35 years as World Heritage Site; Betymie Bonnelame; Seychelles News Agency

The Seychelles’ Vallee de Mai, which is home to the world’s largest nut, the unique coco de mer, celebrates its 35th anniversary as a UNESCO World Heritage Site this month.

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Places To Visit In Seychelles; Urenna Ukiwe; The Guardian

It is the yuletide and while some people are saving and planning on travelling to their hometowns (Igbo Kwenu!!), some who can afford are travelling to western countries to oppress others on social media with their beautiful pictures and videos. But some of these western places are in winter and it may not be as much fun as you think.

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4 amazing things you should know about the Seychelles’ coco de mer; Betymie Bonnelame; Seychelles News Agency

Seychelles – Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve

The Seychelles’ coco de mer is the stuff of legend. It is one of the many wonders of the island nation and considered as a giant in the plant kingdom.

 

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2 cool UNESCO World Heritage Sites to visit in Seychelles; Betymie Bonnelame; Seychelles News Agency

Seychelles – Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve

For visitors to Seychelles interested in exploring special reserves and protected areas, Seychelles’ two World Heritage Sites sites are places that warrant a slot on your to-do list. Both properties are legally protected under national legislation and managed by a public trust, the Seychelles Islands Foundation, with daily operations guided by a management.

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With Jewel-Toned Reefs And Ivory White Sands, This Island Has The Most Beautiful Beach In The World; Sonalika Debnath; Tripoto

Seychelles – Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve

A piece of paradise on one of the world’s most beautiful beaches.

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A Guide to Praslin Island in the Seychelles; Kiersten; The Blonde Abroad

Seychelles – Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve

With stunning beaches, emerald waters, and lush jungles, Praslin Island in the Seychelles is insanely gorgeous, and one of Kiersten’s favorite island destinations!

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The Garden of Eden?; BBC

Seychelles – Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve

In 1881, General Charles Gordon (later known as Gordon of Khartoum) made the long trek from the United Kingdom to an archipelago off East Africa.

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Seychelles: As exotic as it gets; The Indian Express

The sheer exoticness of the country will never fail to hit a first-time visitor.

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Seychelles Aldabra Atoll feels like forgotten paradise during rare cruise; Marina Jimenez; Star

Marina Jimenez takes a rare cruise through the Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles with National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions.

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Nutty in Seychelles; Kalpana Sunder; Mumbai Mirror

Heard of the coco de mer (bum nut)? Take a walk in the forests of Praslin for an education in nature.

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Traveller’s guide: Seychelles; Chris Leadbeater; Independent

As honeymoon decisions go, theirs was an excellent one. When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – seeking a destination where they could hide from the world’s attention – picked the Seychelles as their place of post-wedding escape last May, they chose wisely.

Source: Traveller’s guide: Seychelles