Cousine Island is proud to announce that the first edition of the book called ‘TROPICAL ISLAND RECOVERY Cousine Island, Seychelles’ has been published  by Wiley-Blackwell and is available on all amazon sites as well as direct from the publishers, and it is retailing for about GBP65.

This book, authored by Micheal Samways, Peter Hitchins, Orty Bourquin and Jock Henwood, is a detailed description of Cousine’s recovery and restoration process since its initiation in 1994.

“There is no other book available on this case study.  The need for the book arises from the fact that here is a positive note for conservation in these times of so much negative news on the state of our environment.  More importantly, the book shows how such restoration should be done, and is therefore a model for many other islands around the world.  The book has many illustrations so as to give the book wide appeal and literally to show what can be done in terms of restoration.  All this is based on much scientific detail, including many new data.  The aim is, by way of example, to demonstrate how practical restoration, based on sound scientific research, can be carried out for the betterment of ecological integrity and ecosystem health.”

More information about this book: http://tq-ne.ws/iv This book is a useful reference for restoration and rehabilitation of tropical islands and can be used by students doing conservation and ecology courses at university.  Cousine has housed many MSC and PhD students over the years.

Cousine is one of 115 islands in the Seychelles; it is dedicated to nature conservation and the preservation of the Seychelles heritage.  A small four Villa hotel provides employment for local staff and allows up to 10 guests to enjoy this tropical island and its natural beauty with minimal impact.

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