Thursday, 15 June 2017

Hotel Updates: Acajou Beach Resort

Acajou Supports Anti-Poaching Effort for World Environment Day

The Acajou Beach Resort of Seychelles showed its solidarity with efforts to combat the poaching of rare Coco de Mer nuts, with several staff members participating in a march on World Environment Day on June 5th.

Organised by the Seychelles Islands Foundation (SIF), the walk brought anti-poaching supporters from Cote D’Or beach to the Baie Ste Anne Community Centre.

The Acajou Beach Resort lies just 10 minutes by car from the Vallée de Mai UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the SIF places strict controls on the harvesting of the Coco de Mer nuts that grow in the valley. The provocative double coconuts, which grow naturally only on the island of Praslin and nowhere else in the world, are considered the earth’s largest ‘seed’ in existence.

The SIF assigns numbers to each Coco de Mer that is harvested in an attempt to regulate the sale of the highly coveted nuts, but poaching is still an issue.

“With such an important natural treasure right on our doorstep, it’s important that we come together to stop poaching and to safeguard the island’s natural heritage,” Acajou Beach Resort General Manager Joanise Doway said.

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