Nature Seychelles creates toolkit for coral restoration ahead of global meeting in Florida | 13 December 2018
A new toolkit to provide guidelines on how to complete a successful coral restoration project has been launched by Nature Seychelles, a not-for-profit environmental organisation.
The launch coincides with the Reef Futures Symposium being held in Key Largo, Florida, in the United States from December 10-14. The toolkit is based on a ground-breaking large-scale coral reef restoration project carried out by Nature Seychelles in the 115-island archipelago in the western Indian Ocean.
The chief executive of Nature Seychelles, Nirmal Shah, said, “This is an opportune moment to showcase our efforts in Seychelles to the global coral reef restoration community. We want to share best practices, techniques, and tools, as well as challenges and lessons learnt to help others who might want to carry out similar work. Scientists who worked on the toolkit are attending the conference and will be on hand to discuss these efforts."
The toolkit describes how to complete a coral reef restoration project using the ‘coral gardening’ concept.' It further illustrates the protocol used in the restoration, as well as guidance on appropriate design, logistics, and execution of the project based on experience and field-tested methods.