National Report

  published: 01 Sep 2018

Seychelles National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan 2015-2020

  • Seychelles
  • National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs)
This is the second version of NBSAPs for Seychelles and it is aligned to the CBD Strategic Plan 2011-2020 and its 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets. Seychelles National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan 2015 – 2020 was prepared through a collective effort with preparatory work undertaken by a team of experts Mr. Jacques Prescott, Mr. Nirmal Jivan Shah, Mr. Herve Barois, Mr. Cliff Gonsalves, Ms. Marie-May Jeremie and Mr. Peter Smith and the final document prepared by Mr. John Nevill. This work was most ably facilitated and supported by staff of the UNDP Project Coordination Unit notably Ms Annike Faure (Project Manager) and Mr. Andrew Grieser-Johns (Programme Coordinator). Special thanks go to Mr Justin Prosper for provision of GIS maps. The content of the NBSAP was driven by an iterative process of broad national stakeholder consultation and input with contributors gratefully acknowledged in Annex 2 of this document. The preparation of the NBSAP was funded by UNDP-GEF and the Government of Seychelles.
  • National / Federal
  • Approved
October 2014
  • National Policy
  • Cabinet/Council of Ministers
Time period
Relevant documents and information
The Seychelles National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan 2015-2020 (NBSAP) has been prepared through an iterative process of stakeholder consultation and approval. The NBSAP addresses Seychelles’ obligations under Article 6a of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and replaces the previous version produced in 1997. This document builds upon a review of its predecessor and preparatory documents addressing financing, capacity building and climate change related biodiversity issues. The NBSAP was developed through a truncated process with stakeholder consultations and development of a draft undertaken in 2012 and 2013. Following international independent review of the draft it was decided to re-align its content to the CBD’s Aichi Biodiversity Targets a process which was undertaken in 2014. Seychelles is home to significant biodiversity with high endemism: 50-85% for different animal groups and approximately 45% for plants in general, and is recognized as a biodiversity hotspot by Conservation International and a centre of plant biodiversity by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).