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Scientists, environmentalists and other people concerned met at the International Conference Centre last Thursday to evaluate and discuss the various programmes aimed at restoring and protecting our wetlands. They also came up with new recommendations to strengthen work that has already been done to protect and make wise use of these areas.

The seminar – attended by Abou Bamba, senior regional adviser to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance – forms part of the activities organised to mark this year’s World Wetlands Week. It was officially launched by Didier Dogley, principal secretary for environment. Mr Dogley said much has been done over the years to manage and protect wetlands better. This has been made possible thanks to the partnership between the Department of Environment, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the private sector.

The major wetlands event held here last week has shown the commitment of the Seychelles Government and people to protect their “green gold” – the environment.

This was said by environment principal secretary Didier Dogley as he officially closed World Wetlands Week at Eden Island’s Boardwalk last Friday.
Present were Environment, Natural Resources and Transport Minister Joel Morgan, Education Minister Bernard Shamlaye and the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands’ regional adviser for Africa Abou Bamba.

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