Engaging the Plaisance Community in establishing, maintaining and managing a biodiversity hub in the district; “The Rose belle Nature Trail”
Engaging the Plaisance Community in establishing, maintaining and managing a biodiversity hub in the district; “The Rose belle Nature Trail”
The Plaisance Community Outreach Group is a Community Based Organization (CBO) in the Plaisance district formed in 2011 to lead environmental and social development activities in the community. Recognising the importance of biodiversity for the wealth of the Seychelles, they have decided to embark on a mission to conserve one of the district’s beautiful natural asset, the forest and nature trail of Rosebelle in upper La Misere. The resources, interests and wildlife species in Rosebelle are of vital importance for present and future generations. Having over 50% of land under some sort of protective status in Seychelles, the PCOG aims to promote the Biodiversity Conservation thematic area of the Sustainable Development Strategy of the Seychelles which further defines the national plans and policies to upkeep the beauty and strengthen the protective status of the islands biodiversity while safeguarding its economic, social and environmental development that they may fulfill their important role in the development of the nation. The demand for “Sustainable Development” as the complex relationship between economic, ecological and social factors presents challenges for nature conservation and protected area management. It calls for new models and varied forms of environmental education, based on more open, democratic and participatory principles.The project actions will also serve as an income generation model for the community as well as contribute too further linking the GEF SGP strategy activities to other national strategies and legal framework such as the Seychelles Sustainable Development Strategy- SSDS 2011-2020, the Strategy 2017 (tourism): Creating our Nation’s wealth together, the Seychelles National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan 1998 (NBSAP), the Seychelles National Wetlands Conservation and Management Policy 2006, Vision 21 (addressing tourism)...etc. It is also addressing one of the main thematic area of the GEF SGP; Biodiversity conservation, helping to reduce the threats facing our local biodiversity, at the same time contributing to mitigate the threatening impact of climate change in the country. Having close collaboration with other district works, the PCOG found that since this project is closely linked to some other community initiatives such as the Les Mamelles district, the Wildife clubs of Seychelles...it will seek to engage with them for networking and sharing lessons learnt throughout their own implementation.
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Project Snapshot

Plaisance Community Outreach Committee
Area Of Work:
Grant Amount:
US$ 45,200.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 975.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 911.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed



Grantee Contact

Mr Gerard Edmond
Phone: + 248 2525742


c/o Gerard Edmond, Plaisance,Mahe
Victoria , Central ,

SGP Country office contact

Ms Lyndy Bastienne
248 4225914


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