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Investing in Island Biodiversity: Restoring the Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher


Ref: 15009
Type: Main Project
Project Leader: Dr Jim Groombridge
Lead Institution: DICE - Durrell Institute of Conservation & Ecology, DICE - Durrell Institute of Conservation & Ecology
Host Country Institutions: Nature Seychelles, Denis Island Limited, RARE
Start Date: 2006-09-01
End Date: 2009-08-31
Funding: £227,966.00
Website: http://www.kent.ac.uk/anthropology/dice/research/groombridge_Sey_flycatcher.html
Status: Completed
Regions: Sub-Saharan Africa
Countries: Seychelles
Purpose: To provide incentives, investment and technical expertise to improve the conservation status of the Seychelles Flycatcher (SPF)
Outputs: Stakeholders identified and engaged Socioeconomic studies identify clear benefits of conservation programme to Denis Island Limited and the La Digue community Stakeholder support secured through increased awareness of flycatcher’s critical status and needs Local capacity to deliver targeted conservation education, socio-economic research and facilitate conflict resolution improved Translocation best practice researched, agreed by all stakeholders and translocation implemented Additional flycatcher habitat created on Denis Island

Related Projects: A cutting-EDGE approach to saving Seychelles' evolutionarily distinct biodiversity, Reconnecting poverty-alleviation to biodiversity conservation in Kenya's Eastern Arc Mountains, Translocating conservation success and skills-exchange across four Indian Ocean countries, Conserving endemic threatened and evolutionary distinct biodiversity in the Seychelles