A situation report -The nature and extent of environmental crimes in Seychelles
This research was undertaken by the Environmental Crime Project (ECP) of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) as part of an eight-country study to determine the nature and extent of environmental crime in Eastern Africa. The study was intended to contribute to the enhancement of regional law enforcement against environmental crime in Eastern Africa. The national study took place in Seychelles from January to March 2009 and included a national workshop to validate the findings of the authors before the report was published. The study consisted of a thorough analysis of the state of the environment and the extent of environmental crime in the country. In addition, the study examined the legal and institutional regime for combating environmental crime in Seychelles. Finally, an assessment of the challenges facing these institutions was undertaken and recommendations were made to effectively deal with environmental crimes in the country.