SIF hosts exhibition on Aldabra at MCB’s Caravelle House |07 December 2021
‘Visualising 50 years of science, conservation and management of an exceptional atoll’
June 30, 2021 marked the 50th anniversary of the Aldabra research station, a milestone that is not only significant for Aldabra Atoll and the Seychelles Islands Foundation (SIF), but also a national accomplishment. In line with other events to commemorate this important date, SIF has launched its exhibition titled ‘Visualising 50 years of science, conservation and management of an exceptional atoll’, which highlights some of the major changes and achievements that have occurred over the past five decades on Seychelles’ gift to humanity.
Remarking on the exhibition, SIF’s chief executive, Dr Frauke Fleischer-Dogley, said: “The great photos and few words of our exhibition allow us to see some of the dividends of Seychelles’ early and continuous investment in securing a permanent scientific presence on our remotest atoll. Through science and documentation we can even measure the benefits of having a permanent presence on Aldabra compared to our other islands which were not afforded the chance of early and ongoing monitoring programmes that prove the effectiveness of science and conservation.”
The exhibition was initially to be launched with a small ceremony but was unfortunately cancelled due to the recent surge in Covid-19 cases in Seychelles. Nevertheless, the exhibition opened yesterday at MCB’s Caravelle House. It will remain open to the public on Mahé until December 17, with access to the thoroughfare limited between 9am and 4pm on weekdays.