Tim Sands, visiting Seychelles for the launch of the book "Aride Island, tread lightly", joined members of the Aride Management Committee for a meeting held at the Island Conservation Centre, Mahe on 17 June. As a trustee of Wildlife Trusts of UK, Tim served on the committee for many years until responsibility was passed to ICS in 2004. He remains an Honorary Member of ICS. The Aride committee meet on Mahe once every two months to discuss management and conservation issues on the island.
A new book entitled "Aride Island, tread lightly" was launched at the British High Commission on Thursday 16th June 2016 on the occasion of the celebration of the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II.
The book is compiled and edited by Tim Sands and Adrian Skerrett, with contributions from many writers, artists and photographers including locally Pierre-Andre Adam, Katie Beaver, Melinda Curran, Lindsay Chong Seng, Pat Matyot, Juan Michel, Jeanne Mortimer, Uzice Samedi and Gerard Rocamora. It contains a message from President James Michel and a Foreword by James Cadbury, whose father Christopher provided the funds to purchase Aride in 1973 on behalf of Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts (RSWT) in UK.