Ocean conservation in the Seychelles
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.
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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.
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