Local authorities in Seychelles are now in a better position to make amendments to the coco de mer decree following the completion of a national census of the endemic species. The census undertaken by Seychelles’ Ministry of Environment is to allow better management and ensure the survival of the coco de mer – oversized nuts endemic to the island nation.

The director general for biodiversity conservation and management, Marie-May Muzungaile, said with the updated data the ministry can now review the coco de mer management decree.

“We are now better informed and will relook at procedures, how relevant they still are. Maybe relook at the policies as well for the vision we have for our coco de mer….
Source: Seychelles News Agency