[Coral-List] Powering conservation in Seychelles

Sarah Frias-Torres sfrias_torres at hotmail.com
Thu Apr 24 02:06:50 EDT 2014

Here's a modest way every one in coral-list can help coral reefs in Seychelles.
The large scale coral reef restoration project I'm coordinating is located at the no take marine reserve around Cousin Island, Seychelles. This tiny island is a land-sea integral nature reserve, with permanent research staff on site. It is also the location of a success story in restoring seabird nesting populations, seaturtle nesting sites, and the home of a wild population of giant Seychelles tortoises. Currently electricity needs for the research station and personnel are covered by burning fuel. 
Cousin Island has initiated a crowd funding campaign to become carbon neutral using solar energy. You can learn more about this effort in the link below. One of the tangible results of donating to this effort is direct access to real time data and visualization, so you can see energy consumption 24/7. This could serve as an educational tool for your students or a way to see how your donated money is working.

Sarah Frias-Torres, Ph.D. Coordinator Reef Rescuers ProgramIsland Conservation Centre Nature Seychelles,Amitie, Praslin, Seychelleshttp://www.natureseychelles.org-and-Research CollaboratorSmithsonian-National Museum of Natural Historyat Smithsonian Marine Station, Fort Pierce, FL, USATwitter: @GrouperDocBlog: http://grouperluna.wordpress.comhttp://independent..academia.edu/SarahFriasTorres


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