The D’Arros Group of Island becomes a natural reserve managed by Save our Seas Foundation
Victoria, Seychelles, July 31, 2012 – Committed since 2003 to the protection of the marine environment in many parts of the world, Save Our Seas Foundation (SOSF) is pleased to announce today that it will be, as of now, entrusted with the management of the D’Arros Island Group, located in the Seychelles. The Foundation will undertake all what is necessary to protect this unique piece of land in the world and to preserve the environmental legacy of this exceptional group of islands in the Seychelles.
The Island of D’Arros and its environment are part of the natural heritage of mankind because of its biodiversity and its protected zone. In agreement with the Seychelles government, the Island of D’Arros will become a natural reserve, and will be protected according to the applicable standards for such unique areas in the world. SOSF undertakes to keep the area as it is and to continue the important work that has been done to recover its original biodiversity.
The Foundation will be able to develop and make better known the valuable research carried out locally, that has established the scientific and environmental credibility of the Island of D’Arros. In will in particular preserve the breeding grounds present on the islands and further foster the protection of its turtles. This research and protection work will therefore be led jointly by SOSF and the existing D’Arros Research Centre.
The management of the island and its neighbouring atoll will be entrusted to the Save our Seas Foundation, which was founded by the new owner. Taking care of the Island of D’Arros is thus part of the normal development of the activities of the Save our Seas Foundation which has, since 2003, supported over 150 projects across the world.
About the Save our Seas Foundation:
Founded in 2003, the Save Our Seas Foundation is committed to protecting our oceans by funding research, education, awareness and conservation projects focusing on the major threats to the marine environment. From a small not-for-profit organisation funding just five projects, in less than 10 years, the Save Our Seas Foundation (SOSF) has grown to become a major player in the fight to save the world’s oceans and the wealth of marine life they contain. While SOSF itself is not a research institute, its generous contributions of both financial, practical and scientific support have, to date, facilitated over 150 marine research and conservation projects around the world.