Seychelles success stories: a model for island bird conservation
Island conservation is tough, and success stories are sadly few and far between. The sterling work done in the Seychelles archipelago is quite simply amazing, and I will be highlighting particular work done on one small private Island in the region. Specifically, the talk includes the work done to bring the Seychelles Warbler and the charismatic Seychelles Magpie Robin back from the brink of extinction, the island restoration program that has led to literally hundreds of thousands of seabirds now breeding where once there was very little. Other endemic Seychelles species will be covered, along with some of the introduced aliens that co-exist with them. Some non-birding work, on turtles and giant tortoises will be mentioned too.