There are different public bodies established by law that deals with water management, protected area management, botanical gardens management, waste and energy issues under the Minister’s portfolio.
The Public Utilities Corporation
PUC is a parastatal body wholly owned by the Government of Seychelles governed by the Public Utilities Corporation Act of 01st January 1986 and subsequent amendments. It is the only utility company providing electricity, water, and sewerage services in Seychelles. Its mission is to provide an efficient, safe and reliable supply of electricity and treated water, to treat and dispose wastewater, paying due regard to the environment and customers’ interests. You can learn more about PUC here.
Seychelles National Parks Authority (SNPA)
SNPA is responsible for the management of the marine and terrestrial protected areas under the jurisdiction of the state. These include the terrestrial parks (i.e. Morne Seychellois National Park, the Praslin National Park and the Veuve Reserve on La Digue) and the Marine National parks (Ste. Anne, Silhouette, Port Launay, Baie Ternay, Ile Coco, Curieuse & Saint Pierre). These protected areas offer a diversity of fauna and flora which is enjoyed by thousands of visitors each year, with each park having its particular interesting features. You can learn more about the Authority, the different parks, the nature trails and other information here.
National Botanical Gardens Foundation
The Foundation established in 2009, is responsible for the management of the botanical gardens an also for the conservation of plants. It manages the national botanical gardens which was established over a century ago by a Mauritian agronomist, Mr Rivalz Dupont during a time of renewed interest in agriculture. To learn more about the foundation please contact them.
Landscape and Waste Management Agency
LWMA is the Agency responsible for the management of waste in the Seychelles and for implementing policies that deals with waste and sewage management. It is estimated that the country produces about 3000 tons of waste per month, a third of which comes directly from residential bin sites and retail. LWMA supervises the work of the contractors to ensure that waste are properly collected, treated and disposed at the Landfill. The agency puts a lot of efforts in promoting public sensitization especially with regard to good waste management practices and promulgation of the 3 R’s (Reduce, Recycle and Reuse).
Seychelles Energy Commission (SEC)
The Energy Commission (SEC) is a statutory body established by the Seychelles Energy Commission Act of 2009. The object of the Commission is to regulate electricity related activities for adequate, reliable, cost effective and affordable electricity while protecting and conserving the environment. The Commission regulates the generation, transmission, distribution, supply and use of electricity. In addition, the Commission promotes the use of energy efficient technologies and renewable resources. You can learn more about the Seychelles Energy Commission here.
National Meteorology Authority (NMA)
NMA is a public body that provides weather and climate services for the safety and welfare of the community. It is also responsible for the development and coordination of the adaptation and mitigation of climate change activities as per the National Climate Change Strategy, and guide the Environment Department on Climate Change negotiations, environment policies, law and international treaties. Learn more about the Authority here.