Our rivers, Our heritage
Our rivers, Our heritage
In the past Seychelles has depend a lot on rivers traditionally but what we see today is that people are not taking care about keeping the rivers clean so that we may have free supply of clean and fresh water.Rivers also are drying up due to poor management and some sources are even being diverted or converted into ditches ad drain and alternatively they are being polluted due to illegal dumping and sewage.River bank and its ecosystem are being destroyed by construction activities which mostly involves buiding od concrete walls and houses.Traditionally, Community used to maintain and take care of the rivers but nowadays everything has been left in neglect .with climate change impact and severe drought ,the needs to take river water for everyday use is increasing and therefore first and foremost communities must learn about the importance of the river ecosystem and take responsability for its ecological health and water quality ,as well as the lving organism it contains.
The main aim of the project is to increase the involvement of wildlife club members and their communities in the consevation of rivers and waterseds in Seychelles through educational activities , promotional materials and community participation at large, as well as advocate for improve conservation of rivers in the Seychelles.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
WILDLIFE CLUBS OF SEYCHELLES
Country:
Seychelles
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 500.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 24,000.00
Project Number:
SEY/SGP/OP5/Y2/CORE/BD/12/09
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Replication of project activities
A survey was carried out at the beginning of the project and repeated at a smaller scale towards the end to give an indication of change in public perception of rivers. The survey focused on what benefits they get from rivers,do they use the water, how rivers enhance livelihoods,do they know the wildlife living there, do they have interesting stories,concerns, ideas for action. These were reflected in a documentary
Project sustainability
Adoption of rivers by different clubs in different regions , therefore maintaining the continuity of observable improvement within these rivers and other water catchments within the country.
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Partnership

Local

Grantee Contact

Mr Terence Vel
Phone: +2482823665
 

Address

UNISEY CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF SEYCHELLES,ANSE ROYALE, MAHE, SEYCHELLES
VICTORIA , Africa Anglophone , P.O. BOX 1435

SGP Country office contact

Ms Lyndy Bastienne
Phone:
248 4225914
Email:

Address

UNDP TECHNICAL OFFICE, First Floor Le Chantier Mall, Victoria
Victoria, Mahe