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26.10.2019 Europe

Ocean conservation in the Seychelles

By Susan Owensby - RFI
Ocean conservation in the Seychelles
OCT 26, 2019 EUROPE

This week on The Sound Kitchen, you'll hear the answer to the question about the Seychelles ocean conservation program. You'll hear about lizards, get caught up on listener news, listen to some great music, and of course, there's the new quiz question. Just click on the arrow in the photo above and enjoy!

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This week's quiz: On 21 September, I asked you a question about a report done by my colleague Zeenat Hansrod. That week she wrote an internet article and produced a radio reportage for our podcast Global Focus. The title of the piece is “Seychelles, blazing a trail in ocean conservation”, and I asked you to write in and tell me in which year the Seychelles will reach the United Nations Goal number 14, the “Life Below Water” goal, set for 2030.  

The answer is: As Zeenat Hansrod told us in her report: “Seychelles has committed 30 percent of its 1.35 million square kilometers of waters to marine protection by 2020, ten years ahead of the United Nations 2030 target for Sustainable Development Goal no. 14, known as the “Life Below Water” goal. Most of the work has already been accomplished, with only some four percent left for Seychelles to reach its deadline."

2020 is the answer. 10 years ahead of the United Nations target of 2030! Bravo Seychelles!

The winners are: Aamir Sohail, a member of the RFI International DX Radio Listeners Club in Murshidabad, India; Ferhat Bezazel, the president of the RFI Butterflies Club Ain Kechera in West Skikda, Algeria; RFI club member Helmut Matt from Herbolzheim, Germany; Malik Allah Bachaya Khokhar from the Sungat Radio Listeners Club in Muzaffargarh, Pakistan and Tahtiha Saleh from Nilphamari, Bangladesh.

Congratulations winners!
Listeners, you do know that even if you are NOT a member of an official RFI Club or a member of the general RFI Listeners Club, you can still enter the quizzes and win? So don't be shy! Send in your quiz answers!

Here's the music you heard on this week's program: The Pink Panther by Henry Mancini; “Aquarium” from The Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns; “The Flight of the Bumblebee” by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and the traditional song “I been 'buked and I been scorned”, sung by Mahalia Jackson.

Do you have a musical request? Send it to [email protected]

This week's question ... You'll have to listen to the show to participate. You have until 6 January to enter this week's quiz; the winners will be announced on the 11 January podcast. When you enter, be sure you send your postal address in with your answer, and if you have one, your RFI Listeners Club membership number.

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Susan Owensby
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