Seychelles and the EU

Seychelles: beaches under threat

19/06/2018 - 10:20
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The EU’s flagship GCCA+ programme is investing €2m in building sea defences to protect beaches and hotels on the island of La Digue, as well as helping farmers preserve the scarce rainfall for irrigation.

The famously beautiful beaches of the Seychelles are under threat from climate change. Sea level rise, extreme weather and coastal erosion could spell disaster for the islands’ vital tourism economy. The EU’s flagship GCCA+ programme is investing €2m in building sea defences to protect beaches and hotels on the island of La Digue, as well as helping farmers preserve the scarce rainfall for irrigation.

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