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Create a Carbon Neutral Research Base, Seychelles



Help GVI and the Seychelles National Parks Authority to reduce their impact on the environment and create a model environmentally sound research base with the installation of a solar energy system.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Curieuse Island is the fifth largest of the inner granitic islands in the Seychelles, and a designated national park. Our research team are responsible for collecting critical biological and physical data on coral reefs, Coco de mer Palms, and turtles on and around the Island. In line with our work and the pristine environment in which we are based, it is important to reduce our impact on the area. In addition unreliable electricity sources inhibit our ability to carry out our critical research

How will this project solve this problem?

Installation of a solar power system at Curieuse will provide 24 hour electricity hugely increasing the productivity of the research centre. The system will save 2392 kg of CO2 entering the atmosphere annually hugely reducing our impact on the area.

Potential Long Term Impact

We will continue with biological monitoring on and around Curieuse Island. The solar system will enable staff and volunteers to collect and analyze increased amounts of data, and will serve as a working model for local NGO's and government bodies.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $130

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $130 .  The original project funding goal was $10,000.



Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Ross Deans

St Albans, Herts United Kingdom

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