The Petite Anse Reef Restoration Project – Annual Report 2018

Our Petite Anse Reef Restoration Project 2018 Annual Report has been published. The Project is a collaboration between WiseOceans Seychelles and Four Seasons Resort Seychelles, with the support of the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change and is an innovative approach to coral reef restoration, born of a desire to return the house reef of Four Seasons Resort Seychelles to the thriving coral reef ecosystem that it once was.

“Beyond its ecological goals, we shall continue to use this project to inspire people to learn, understand and care about the future of coral reefs all over the world.”

WiseOceans team

The Project launched in March 2015, at this time the coral reefs of Seychelles were still recovering from a severe bleaching event that happened in 1997-8, and at its outset, the Project aimed to transplant 16,000 fragments of coral to restore a 10,000 square metre area of reef. The project uses the coral gardening method, predominantly utilising broken fragments of coral found on the reef, growing these coral fragments using in-water (in-situ) coral nurseries for 6-9 months before transplanting these healthy corals back onto bare patches of reef.

Find out more in our 2018 Annual Report.