Ministry of Environment BCM Division

Biodiversity Conservation & Management Division

The Biodiversity Conservation & Management Division (BCM Division) falls under The Ministry of Agriculture, Climate Change and Environment. The Division comprises of two sections, the Forestry Section, and the Conservation Section. Whilst the Forestry Section manages Forest Reserves and protected tree species, the Conservation Section focuses on the conservation of native species (endemic and indigenous).

The Seychelles is a biodiversity hotspot and is home to some of the rarest species on Earth which so happens to be found on the most developed island of Seychelles, Mahe (E.g., the Jellyfish tree, Seychelles sheath-tailed bat, Seychelles scops owl, Seychelles tiger chameleon and many more). The Division’s mandate is to ensure these species continue to thrive despite continuous development of the islands by enforcing environmental laws.

As Seychelles is seen as a leader in conservation, the many successes the country has achieved is due to great partnerships amongst various NGOs, environmentally conscious citizens, local and international organizations.
Report any environmental crimes and issues to the Greenline, +248 2722111