On the 11th October 2013, a group of SNPA staffs went up the Mont Sebert trail to undertake clearance work. The team worked from Mt Sebert to Anse aux Pins, cutting grass, removing creepers; especially the likes of Clidemia hirta and cinnamon scrubs, and cutting fallen trees which are threatening the biodiversity of this fragile area.

SNPA staff cutting along the trail

Simon cutting down branches

Sabrina helped by raking along the trail

CEO hard at work

The purpose of this activity was to ensure safe use of the trail by different groups, to promote ecotourism in Seychelles and encourage both locals and visitors to visit trails around Seychelles islands. Following the clearing exercise, staffs from the Ministry of Environment and Energy took a delegation from Reunion along the trail, as part of the 2013 Creole Festival activity ‘ Retour dan Lanatir’.