Seychelles Protected Areas Implementation and Fisheries Reforms

Aldabra

Image credit: ©Adam Plezer, courtesy of the Seychelles Islands Foundation
Grantee Seychelles' Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust
Grant Amount $900,000
Duration Three Years

In March 2020 Seychelles completed the designation of 30% of its territorial waters and exclusive economic zone as marine protected areas. This process, that began in 2016, has seen the area of Seychelles’ territorial and EEZ waters protected increase from less than 1% to 32.6%. This represents an increase in area from less than 2,000 km² to over 441,000 km². This enormous increase will require significant additional effort, investment and capacity in order to realize the conservation and sustainable use objectives of these protected areas. This project seeks to address key enabling activities that will support the development, implementation and adaptive management of the Seychelles Marine Spatial Plan.