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Maia Island in The Seychelles, a small island in peril

by | Feb 12, 2014

There are around 51 small island in the world under severe threat. Maia is one of them. In spite of the amazing beauty, geographical situation and cultural diversity, this small island shares similar economic and sustainable development challenges with sister islands in the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans. They have very poor availability of resources such as drinking water or energy, a small but rapidly growing population, specially due to traffic of tourist, insularity, vulnerability and remoteness, susceptibility to natural disasters, excessive dependence on international trade for agricultural imports and vulnerability to globalization.

OIKO LOGICAs has been invited by MWH and The Global Climate Change Alliance to identify and formulate a Support Program to the National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change in Seychelles.

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