As part of activities to commemorate World Environment Day (June 5th), IDC presented a copy of the second edition of the book ‘Outer Islands of Seychelles-Zil Elwannyen Sesel’ to President Danny Faure. This was during a ceremony at State House, to officially launch the Aldabra clean-up project.
“Mr. President, let me take this opportunity to thank you for the interest that you are showing in the development of the islands. The visits that you have started have allowed us to show you firsthand what we do on the islands, how we do it and more importantly, why we do it the way we do. Your comments, ideas and suggestions throughout the visits are valuable to us and will help us build on what we are doing” said Mr. Savy in his address.
The Aldabra clean-up project brings together a team of 6 Seychellois volunteers with 6 Oxford University scholars who will conduct an intensive clean-up expedition starting from March 2019.
During the ceremony, it was announced that alongside the Aldabra clean-up project, IDC will also undertake an extensive clean-up exercise on Assomption and Astove. The two islands form part of the Aldabra group.
The launching of the project at State House was held in the presence of President Danny Faure, the Patron of the Seychelles Islands Foundation and other stakeholders.