The Ministry organises and implements environment education programs to educate the population about environment issues. Activities are implemented by PECO, this is the section responsible for the coordination of all activities using the various media (TV, Radio & Local Newspapers) and the production of environmental programs for the national television and the local newspapers. PECO works closely with schools, environmental NGOs and the communities. You can follow us on Facebook.
The Ministry runs implements various educational programmes with schools and youth clubs to intensify environment education at all level. It provides support to the Ministry of Education with the implementation of the Eco-school Programmes. It also organises campaigns to intensify awareness over specific issues such as Save the turtles, National Park Day, etc. These activities are important to encourage members of the public to lead an environmental friendly lifestyle.
A documentation centre is also available and located in the Botanical gardens, anyone can get access to information pertaining to Seychelles’ environment . It contains environment publications, periodicals and magazines. The service is offered free services to members of the public and students on a daily basis (Monday to Friday – 8.00am to 4.00pm). The friendly staff can assist you to retrieve any information through the well organised database. Feel free to visit us at the Botanical Gardens in case you require any assistance for research, project or any other environmental related activities.
The Ministry also operates a Greenline service. The number to call is +248 2722111 and the line is open from 8:00 a.m to 9:00 p.m daily. In case you have any environment related complaints or concern, a responsible staff member will forward it to the responsible department for investigation and immediate action will be taken.
How We Celebrate Environmental UN Theme Days !
The Ministry supports the global environment community (e.g. UN, UNEP, FAO) by organising various programmes to commemorate specific environment theme days. The theme days are specific days approved by UN and other international organisation to depict specific issues. For example, the World Environment day is commemorated on the 5th of June every year and as a result, the global community gather to implement activities to celebrate the theme for the day. A series of activities are organized every year sensitise the people by using media sensitisation campaigns, rallies, marches, talks delivering, trail walks, field trips, exhibition mounting and display, competitions organized and much more.
Watch our calendars and also facebook page for upcoming events
|World Wetlands Day||2nd February|
|World Day for Water||22nd March|
|World Meteorological Day||23rd March|
|World Health Day||7th April|
|Earth Day||22nd April|
|International Biodiversity Day||22nd May|
|World Environment Day||5th June|
|Ocean Day||8th June|
|World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought||17th June|
|International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer||16th September|
|Clean Up the World||Mid September|
|Tree planting day||27th September|
|National small islands development states day||October|
|World Habitat Day||4th October|
|International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction||13th October|
|World Energy Day||22nd October|
|Praslin Children’s marine education fun day||November|
|Seychelles Ocean festival||November|
|International Mountain Day||11th December|
Feel free to join us and to look for updates and programmes on our webpage and our Facebook page. Participation is open to everyone. In case you are also organising your activity, please feel free to contact us.