Lafarge Cement has donated a consignment of life jackets and raincoats to the Seychelles National Parks Authority. This took place in a handover ceremony last Friday, 8th February 2019.

The Seychelles National Parks Authority manages close to 2,478 ha of marine territory spread out over the St Anne, Ile Cocos, Port Launay, Baie Ternay and the Curieuse marine parks. The management of these parks entails environmental protection, scientific research, monitoring and collection of fees within certain areas.

The donated safety equipment will greatly assist the SNPA toward ensuring the safety of its staff, visitors, partners and collaborators who undertake activities at sea.

The year 2019 marks a new era of financial autonomy for the SNPA, which manages a total of 6092.10 ha of protected areas in Seychelles. This new status gives it the ability to reinvest revenue that it generates into upgrading and maintaining the parks’ infrastructures as well as improving the quality and consistency of its conservation management activities. Donations will help the SNPA allocate more of its revenue into these activities, which are crucial in fulfilling its mandate.

Lafarge Cement is a French-owned company headquartered in Paris, with a presence in 80 countries, including its Indian Ocean archipelago branch, Lafarge Cement Co (Seychelles) Ltd.