Red Cross/ Red Crescent Climate Centre

New case study on the Seychelles Red Cross and PfCC

21/06/2010 - by Natalie Ross-La Pointe

Seychelles Red Cross took on climate change and found that there are networks to be tapped into and that much can be done to prepare….

Seychelles is an archipelago nation of over 115 granitic and coral islands off the coast of mainland Africa and northeast of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. It has an estimated population of around 84,600. The economy relies heavily on tourism and tuna fishing. Official languages are English, French and Seychellois Creole. Culturally, it is a matriarchal society, with mothers looking after the household, controlling expenditures and contributions by the fathers. Human inhabitation caused a loss in biodiversity in the fragile island ecosystem, however it now has very strict  environmental legislation, ensuring sustainable tourism, and 50% of its land area is under natural conservation and holds rare plant and animal species. Go here to download the complete document.