Environment Education & Awareness

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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

Event Dates
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
Turtle festival August
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.