Portraits of Resilience

Seychelles

Crops drying up and eventually dying …the washing away of three houses
Agriculture is the science of cultivating soil, producing crops and raising livestock and the marketing of the resulting product. Here on Praslin we interviewed a 53-year-old man, Arthur Bresson, who is dedicated to farming. He left school and started farming at the age of 20. He said it’s a fun experience but it has its bad times. Mr Bresson told us a lot of information about farming.
That causes the leaves to dry up... resulting in flash floods
In the exotic Valleé de Mai found on Praslin in Seychelles, lives a wonderful creature, as tiny as my thumb -- an amazing miniature frog found only in this paradise. It makes a big sound, almost the same as a bird. Daniel Jessie, a fi eld worker, fi rst discovered it in 2009. It was found near the visitors’ centre. And you can see them mostly at night in the north of the Valleé de Mai.
Caused the turtles lot 's of problems... to protect their land and homes
We live in La Digue, Seychelles, which has beautiful tropical beaches and lots of lovely fl owers. But La Digue is being affected by climate change with unpredictable consequences. Climate change has affected the traditional way of seeing clouds, the coral reef and rising sea levels.
A critically endangered species
Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher’s Fight With Climate Change
Coastal Erosion in The Seychelles
Climate change is becoming a big issue to the islands of the Seychelles. Our pictures show that sea level rise contributes to soil erosion across the shoreline.
Fishing in the Seychelles
According to local fishermen, these days they have to fish deeper because the sea surface temperatures are rising and fish are going deeper in the ocean.
How Local Culture is Affected by Climate Change
If the climate begins to change it may start to have an effect on cultural aspects of life on our islands. Traditionally our houses were built on pylons to reduce the impacts from occasional flooding.
The Roche Caiman Sanctuary - Climate Impacts on Wetlands
The Roche Caiman Sanctuary is a habitat for many unique and endemic birds, insects, and plants. We are concerned about what might happen to this special area if the climate begins to change and starts to affect the streams that lead into the marsh area.