Indian Ocean

Seychelles president issues underwater plea to protect oceans

Danny Faure gives speech from submersible 120 metres below surface of Indian Ocean

14 April 2019

Good news for biodiversity enthusiasts: Olive Ridley turtles arrive at Odisha’s Gahirmatha beach

The mass nesting, a phenomenon known as arribada (a Spanish term), began Tuesday night. An estimated 92,053 female turtles were spotted digging pits with flippers to lay eggs.

01 March 2019

These endangered bats are being killed by the thousands—here’s why

Scientists are suing the Mauritius government to halt the culling of flying foxes. So far, 50,000 bats have been slaughtered.

01 March 2019

Proposed bill seeks to ensure more protected areas in Seychelles

A new bill to replace the National Parks and Nature Conservancy Act is being proposed in Seychelles to ensure more protected areas in the island nation.

15 February 2019

Les chauves-souris géantes de l'île Maurice, tuées pour leur gourmandise

Le gouvernement mauricien est accusé d'abattre les dernières roussettes de l'île, pourtant protégées.

31 January 2019

Beneath the Waves: a Game-Changer to Shark Science in the Caribbean

While most people in the northern hemisphere are blanketed under snow and actual blankets, Beneath the Waves is outside and on the waters of the Caribbean, helping make their vision come true: ocea

28 January 2019

Whale sharks feeding in the western Indian Ocean - in pictures

The world’s largest fish roams less than previously thought, new research has found.

09 August 2018

Killing rats could save coral reefs

The much maligned rat is not a creature many would associate with coral reefs.


12 July 2018

Global Dugong Genetics Project

The Global Dugong Genetics Project aims to examine the phylogeography of the dugong based on historical samples from throughout the dugong’s range. It will update conservation and management actions through mapping the distribution of discrete dugong populations; identifying historical and potential migratory routes; and highlighting small populations as a priority for conservation. The Project was a collaboration between James Cook University and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

16 July 2018