Seychelles (i/seɪˈʃɛlz/say-SHELZ; French: [sɛʃɛl]), officially the Republic of Seychelles (French:République des Seychelles; Creole: Repiblik Sesel), is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The 115-island country, whose capital is Victoria, lies 1,500 kilometres (932mi) east of mainland East Africa. Other nearby island countries and territories include Comoros, Mayotte, Madagascar, Réunion and Mauritius to the south.
The Seychelles were uninhabited throughout most of recorded history. Some scholars assume that Austronesian seafarers and later Maldivian and Arab traders were the first to visit the uninhabited Seychelles. The earliest recorded sighting by Europeans took place in 1502 by the Portuguese Admiral Vasco da Gama, who passed through the Amirantes and named them after himself (islands of the Admiral). The earliest recorded landing was in January 1609, by the crew of the "Ascension" under Captain Sharpeigh during the fourth voyage of the British East India Company.
Environmental management approaches, in particular the possibility of government working with the private businesses, were also discussed, and it was pointed out that Denmark is very experienced in incineration of waste, a subject that Seychelles is evaluating and is likely to embark upon in future.
More than 80% of the plastic garbage washed up on the Indian Ocean atoll, home to Seychelles’ iconic giant tortoises, is fishing-related, Raguain, a Seychellois marine conservationist, and his team estimated. Vessels from Spain and France have for decades exploited Seychelles’ abundant tuna stock and left waste behind in its waters.
Throughout the years, the youth of Seychelles have been used as a slogan, touted by politicians during electoral campaigns, yet remain one of the most disenfranchised groups among the general population ... Mr Ramkalawan finally won his 30-year democratic war and became the President of Seychelles, albeit during a health and economic crisis ... • Waste.
A waste sorting and collection project that was being implemented in Perseverance, Seychelles, is being delayed due to the ongoing restrictions in place in the island nation to prevent the spread of COVID-19 ....
WASTE-TO-ENERGY PLANT PROJECT, MALDIVES. The first of its kind initiative, for which ADFD provided a concessional loan of AED22 million ($6 million) in 2015, aimed to address the country’s waste-management and energy challenges through the construction of facilities that would use waste in an ecofriendly manner to generate about 4MW of energy.
Waste-to-energy plant project, Maldives The first of its kind initiative, for which ADFD provided a concessional loan of AED22 million ($6 million) in 2015, aimed to address the country’s waste-management and energy challenges through the construction of facilities that would use waste in an ecofriendly manner to generate about 4MW of energy.
In a bid to encourage recycling and minimize the amount of waste in Seychelles' landfills, a deposit of $0.10, or SCR2, will be applied to bottles of alcohol entering the country as of January 18, said a top official ....
Seychelles continues to add to its list of banned plastics, and reduce plastic waste, by prohibiting the importation of balloons from April 1, 2021 ... “Also, Seychelles is a member state of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and notice of this ban should be placed on WTO’s portal for a specified amount of time, three months.