Coordinator: Zak Showell
Institution: Shaldon Wildlife Trust
The ex situ population is a potential future source to build up populations in case there is the need for a rapid response to restore the population given that the in situ population has a very restricted range. This role will require the participation of more institutions.
|• Conservation education
The species contribute to raise awareness and tell the story of Sechelleptus seychellarum and which threats and conservation challenges is facing in Seychelles.
Despite not being an easy species to exhibit, its size is remarkable and can be fascinating for the visitors. However, note that this species does not like to be handled.
In August 2018, the Seychelles giant millipede EEP had 398 animals in 4 institutions.*
*this include group counts
This work is supported by the European Union LIFE NGO funding programme. The European Union is not responsible for the views displayed in publications and/or in conjunction with the activities for which the grant is used.