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The Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA) Consultancy synthesized existing data and undertook  a gap analysis which led to new inventories/ assessments,  as well as setting-up a meta-database for biodiversity information in Seychelles.

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Below is a list of full references for recent publications that were made available at the  SIF symposium which was held on 23rd April 2015 and further is a selection of papers that are open access.


Harper, G. A. and Bunbury, N. (2015) Invasive rats on tropical islands: Their population biology and impacts on native species. Global Ecology and Conservation, 3: 607–627.

Harper, G.A., van Dinther, M., Russell, J. C. and Bunbury, N. (2015) The response of black rats (Rattus rattus) to evergreen and seasonally arid habitats: informing eradication planning on a tropical island. Biological Conservation, 185: 66–74.

Labisko, J., Maddock, S. T., Taylor, M. L., Chong-Seng, L., Gower, D. J., Wynne, F. J., Wombwell, E., Morel, C., French, G., Bunbury, N. and Bradfield, K. S. (2015) Chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) undetected in the two orders of Seychelles amphibians. Herpetological Review, 46(1): 41–45.

van Dinther, M., Bunbury, N. and Kaiser-Bunbury, C. N. (2015) Trial of herbicide control methods for sisal (Agave sisalana) in the arid island environment of Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles. Conservation Evidence, 12: 14-18

Edwards PJ, Fleischer-Dogley F and Kaiser-Bunbury, CN. (2015) The nutrient economy of Lodoicea maldivica, a monodominant palm producing the world’s largest seed. New Phytologist.

Kaiser-Bunbury CN, Fleischer-Dogley F, Dogley D and Bunbury N. (2014) Scientists’ responsibilities towards evidence-based conservation in a Small Island Developing State. Journal of Applied Ecology.

Reuleaux A, Richards H, Payet T, Villard P, Waltert M & Bunbury N. (2014) Insights into the feeding ecology of the Seychelles Black Parrot Coracopsis barklyi using two monitoring approaches. Ostrich,85(3): 245-253.

Reuleaux A, Richards H, Payet T, Villard P, Waltert M and Bunbury N. (2014) Breeding ecology of the Seychelles Black Parrot Coracopsis barklyi.  Ostrich, 85(3): 255–265

Kaiser-Bunbury C, Cuthbert H, Fox R, Birch D & Bunbury N. (2014) Invasion of yellow crazy ant Anoplolepis gracilipes in a Seychelles UNESCO palm forest. NeoBiota 22: 43–57

Bunbury, N. (2014) Distribution, seasonality and habitat preferences of the endangered Madagascar Pond-heron Ardeola idae on Aldabra Atoll: 2009–2012. Ibis 156: 233–235.

Reuleaux A, Bunbury N, Villard P & Waltert M. (2013) Status, distribution and recommendations for monitoring of the Seychelles black parrot Coracopsis (nigra) barklyi. Oryx 47(4): 561–568 (doi: 10.1017/S0030605312000300)

Šúr M, van de Crommenacker J & Bunbury N. (2013) Assessing effectiveness of reintroduction of the flightless Aldabra rail on Picard Island, Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles. Conservation Evidence 10: 80–84

Šúr M, Bunbury N & van de Crommenacker J. (2013) Frigatebirds on Aldabra Atoll: Census, recommended monitoring protocol and sustainable tourism guidelines. Bird Conservation International 23: 214–220

Quanz C, Bunbury N, Fleischer-Dogley F. (2013) Improving the sustainable operation of a World Heritage Site: Increasing energy efficiency and implementing a renewable energy system on Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles. PARKS: International Journal of Protected Areas and Conservation, 19(2): 47-58

Taylor ML, Bunbury N, ChongSeng L, Doak N, Kundu S, Griffiths R & Groombridge JG. (2012) Evidence for evolutionary distinctiveness of a newly discovered population of sooglossid frogs on Praslin Island, Seychelles. Conservation Genetics,13: 557–566

Hagan AB, Hamylton SM & Doak N. (2012) Observations of Dugongs (Dugong dugon) at Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles, Western Indian Ocean: Lagoon Habitat Mapping and Spatial Analysis of Sighting Records. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 26.5: 839-853

Fleischer-Dogley F, Kettle CJ, Edwards P, Ghazoul J, Maattanen K & Kaiser-Bunbury CN. (2011) Morphological and genetic differentiation in populations of the dispersal-limited coco de mer (Lodoicea maldivica): implications for management and conservation. Diversity & Distributions, 17: 235–243

Noble T, Bunbury N, Kaiser-Bunbury CN & Bell DJ. (2011) Ecology and co-existence of endemic gecko species in a native palm forest. Journal of Zoology 283: 73-80

Mortimer JA, Von Brandis RG, Liljevik A, Chapman R & Collie J. (2011) Fall and Rise of Nesting Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas) at Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles: Positive Response to Four Decades of Protection (1968–2008). Chelonian Conservation & Biology, 10(2): 165-176

Mortimer JA, Gerlach J & Somerton P. (2010) Long-distance migrations of hawksbills tagged as juveniles at Aldabra Atoll: Confirmation from digital photography. Marine Turtle Newsletter, 129: 11-13

Rist L, Kaiser-Bunbury CN, Fleischer-Dogley F, Edwards P, Bunbury N & Ghazoul J. (2010) Sustainable Harvesting of Coco de Mer, Lodoicea maldivica, in the Vallée de Mai, Seychelles. Forest Ecology and Management, 260: 2224-2231


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Seychelles Fishing Authority has its own  Documentation Centre. This  has a repository which is operational within the SFA network. The SFA’s aim is to make the repository available online before the end of 2015 to facilitate access to SFA publications and other reports relating to marine resources of Seychelles. Unfortunately, not all publications in this database will be accessible to the public due to copyright issues.

However, for references of SFA publications and other reports relating to marine resources of Seychelles, this link, which is similar to the SFA repository, can be accessed:

For published documents relating to any GOS-UNDP-GEF project, go here.