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Seychelles’ oldest marine park turns 44

marineOn March 19, 2017, the Ste Anne Marine Park turns 44, making it the oldest marine park in the country.

To celebrate this important milestone in marine conservation in Seychelles, a series of activities are being organised by the Seychelles National Parks Authority (SNPA) and its partners.

The main event will be an Adventure Race, scheduled for Sunday March 19, staring at 9am on Long island.

Organised by SNPA, research partner GVI and the Sails Training Scheme, the race involves kayaking, running and swimming and it will take place among the different islands within the marine park.

The race consists of two categories, one for participants using the single kayak and an open category for everyone using their preferred choice of kayaks, canoes or boards.

Prizes will be awarded to winners in the two categories.

The race is open to the public, park users, residents of the islands and their guests.

Other activities planned for the celebration include presentations in schools, guided nature trails and tree planting.

SNPA wishes to thank its partners for their support and is hopeful that the race will be a success, helping to raise awareness on the oldest marine park in Seychelles and similarly allowing the public to enjoy and appreciate the park.

Anyone who wishes to take part in the race is advised to contact Isabelle on 2813992 for details.

St Anne Marine Park lies just a few kilometres off Victoria and is one of the most accessible and visited national parks in Seychelles. Created in 1973, the marine park covers an area of 14.53 km2. It hosts extensive coral reefs, as well as some of the largest seagrass beds in the Seychelles.

Source : Seychelles NATION

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