Biodiversity Day 2012: Nature Seychelles promotes Bio Happiness
To commemorate the International Day for Biological Diversity on 22nd May, Nature Seychelles Chief Executive Dr. Nirmal Shah presented the organization’s projects to promote “Bio Happiness”, at a national conference entitled “Be happy, Make Seychelles happy” at the Seychelles’ International Conference Centre. Shah’s presentation focused on Nature Seychelles programmes which include the Green Health programme and Heritage Garden, and its innovative projects – the Greening Livelihoods and Gardens for Growth projects, which are all society-based and geared to help people have well rounded fulfilling lives.
It has long been argued that human beings thrive in natural environments and in bonded social groups. But the modernity, which has been achieved by developed countries and which is being actively pursued by developing ones, also brings with it modern malaise caused principally by our disconnection with the natural world. We spend more time indoors whether at work in-front of computers or at relaxation in front of TVs. We are constantly bombarded by information coming via our emails, internet, phones and various multimedia toys of choice which favour an isolated life that reduces our natural contact with people and the environment around us.