The Seychelles islands have numerous Nature Reserves and two World Heritage sites. Even a few of the private islands take pride in their nature conservation efforts to protect the island's flora and endemic species.
Wildlife, such a the Magpie Robin, Mud Terrapins, Green and Hawksbill Turtles to name a few species, which are close to extinction have found a home on a few of the Seychelles islands.
The rare Coco de Mer palm tree forests and the giant turtles are also protected on these islands. Nature conservation projects are ongoing with rat eradications to protect the Seychelles birdlife, which nest on the ground.
Nature Reserves and World Heritage sites
Vallee de Mai on Praslin, where the famous Coco de Mer trees grow in ancient forests is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Aldabra, the world's largest raised coral atoll, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
L'Union Estate on La Digue Island, which also boasts the postcard perfect beaches, the Seychelles is known for.
Aride Island, is home to breeding seabirds of ten species endemic birds such as Magpie Robins, Fodies and Brush Warblers.
Ile Coco Marine National Park is set around 3 small islets in a shallow turquoise sea surrounded by large expanses of coral reefs.
The hills of Curieuse Island are peppered with Coco de Mer trees.
The Curieuse Marine National Park by chartered boat from Praslin.
Silhouette Marine National Park is the only "paper park" left in Seychelles.
St Anne Marine National Park has one of the largest areas of sea grass meadows in the granitic
Cousin Island Special Reserve on Mahe.
Morne Seychellois National Park on Mahe.
Private island nature conservation:
Fregate Island Private