The Seychelles National Parks Authority (SNPA) is responsible for all of the marine and terrestrial national parks of Seychelles and a number of these parks have been designated since 1979. The terrestrial parks include Morne Seychellois National Park, the Praslin National Park and the Veuve Reserve on La Digue. The Marine National parks includes Ste. Anne (one of the first marine protected area in the Indian Ocean), Silhouette, Port Launay, Baie Ternay, Ile Coco, Curieuse & Saint Pierre.

All of these protected areas offer a diversity of fauna and flora which is enjoyed by thousands of visitors each year, with each park having its particular interesting features.

  • Raft Race for Charity 2018

    The 2018 edition of the Raft Race for Charity event organised by the Seychelles National Parks Authority (SNPA) in collaboration with Global Vision International (GVI) and the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) drew an impressive crowd on Saturday 24th...

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    27 November 2018
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  • The Turtle Tagging Project

    An SNPA initiative to help change the fate of sea turtles For over a year now, the Seychelles National Parks Authority (SNPA), in joint collaboration with Six Senses Zil Pasyon, and Jeanne Mortimer who is Seychelles’ renowned turtle expert have...

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    27 November 2018
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  • Annual marine park raft race set for November as part of Oceans Festival

    Entries are now open for an annual charity raft race event that will this year form part of the Seychelles Ocean Festival. The Cap Ternay Raft Race for Charity, organised jointly by the Seychelles National Parks Authority (SNPA) and Global Vision...

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    23 October 2018
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  • National Parks to ramp up promotional efforts

    Seychelles National Parks Authority seeks nation-wide participation for its new marketing and communications plan.   A national study is underway in a bid to help authorities better understand the potential of the country’s national parks, along with...

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    10 October 2018
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  • The young woman leading SNPA's Board

    Helena was greatly honoured when asked to assume the mantle of Chairperson for National Parks in February 2018 and her vast experience to date ensures that the reigns of this vital authority are in safe hands. Helena plans to use her experience to...

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    25 September 2018
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  • Illegal Harvesting of Timber on State Land

    One of the mandates of the Seychelles National Parks Authority (SNPA) is to implement sustainable forestry practices. The authority is responsible for managing forest resources including timber in and outside of the national parks and has...

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    24 September 2018
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  • The Marine National Parks Vital For Sea Turtles.

    SNPA’s marine parks provide refuge to endangered sea turtles. The beaches in the Curieuse and Ste Anne Marine Parks are important turtle nesting grounds. The other parks being protected areas guarded by park rangers protect the turtles from...

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    24 September 2018
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  • Seychelles Worst Hit By the 2016 Bleaching Event

    In March 2016 staff from the Seychelles National Parks Authority (SNPA) and its partner, Global Vision International (GVI) were busy monitoring the bleaching event unfolding within marine protected areas under its management. The authority was also...

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    24 September 2018
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  • Seychelles National Park’s Authority’s Ramsar Site.

    There are three Ramsar sites in the Seychelles, one of which one is located in the Morne Seychellois National Park, which is managed by The Seychelles National Park’s Authority (SNPA) and that is the high altitude wetland at Mare Aux Cochons. This...

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    24 September 2018
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  • SNPA ORGANISED DIVE CLEAN-UP AS PART OF CLEANUP THE WORLD CAMPAIGN

    Early during preparatory meetings for Clean-up the World Campaign, SNPA suggested that clean-up efforts target the marine environment as most of our territory is the sea. During the main clean-up weekend (14th-15th September), SNPA team on Curieuse...

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    24 September 2018
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Seychelles, Seychelles National Parks Authority

The Seychelles National Parks Authority is an ICSU member since 1983.