On the 8th of August, Seychelles celebrated the National Sea turtle Conservation at Beau Vallon. The event was an opportunity for the Island Conservation Society (ICS) to raise public awareness on the threats sea turtles face worldwide and on conservation action within the Seychelles.
The festival overall encourages the general public to take pride in the protection of this unique species by allowing people to ask questions, play games and be creative.
The event was a real success; Our knowledgeable staff and volunteers taught their visitors about turtle biology, their habits and the reason why they are classified endangered. Interactive games were organized by our enthusiastic volunteers and winners were awarded great gifts sponsored by Cable and Wireless, Toy box, Hunt Deltel and Masons.
Children living or visiting Seychelles are truly blessed to experience such a beautiful place, surrounded by the ocean, home to amazing living creatures. But, are they aware of their luck? During the festival our ICS team collected a child’s wish list: the children are aware of what is going on with the sea turtles, they love them and they want turtles to be protected!