Public Consultation for Outer Islands - Land Use Plan

The Outer Island Land Use Plan is being developed under the GOS GEF UNDP program. It is part of a project Expansion and strengthening of the protected area subsystem of the outer islands of Seychelles and its integration into the broader land and seascape (Outer Island or IO project). The project seeks to promote the conservation and sustainable use of terrestrial and marine biodiversity in the Seychelles’ Outer Islands by expanding the protected areas system and strengthening protected area management, supported by broad-scale ecosystem planning and sustainable land management activities to conserve ecosystem functions.

The draft Land Use Plan for the Outer Islands of Farquhar Atoll, Alphonse Atoll, Desroches Atoll and Poivre Atoll has been prepared in collaboration with government agencies, parastatal organization and  will be under going consultation with members of the general public for views and comments. Island Development Corporation (IDC), Island Conservation Society (ICS), Department of Environment (DoEnv), Seychelles Fishing Authority (SFA), in-habitants of the island and the general public of Seychelles are the main partners for the preparation of the Outer Island Land Use plan.

The Seychelles Planning Authority invites members of the public to view and comment on the draft Land Use Plans of the aformentioned Outer Islands.The Land Use Plans will be open for comments over a period of two months (closing date 17th February 2021). The public is advised to provide their comments through the following links below of respective Land Use Plans. The Land Use Plans of the four Outer Islands are also avaible to view at Indepenednce House Ground Floor at the Planning Counter.