Miracles of Nature on the Aldabra Atoll

Coral atoll is hardly hospitable. Ships can’t stick to its shores, as there is no convenient bay. Tours there may be extremely expensive due to thousands of kilometers distance from the mainland. The isolated location saved the nature of this place from destruction. Of course, the people of Seychelles visited the island before, harvested mangroves wood, were fishing and hunting turtles. Fortunately, the Government of Seychelles announced that this unique atoll becomes a reserve of international importance. Currently, research work is conducted by scientists at Aldabra.

Isolated Atoll has many endemics: flying fox, black parrot, blue dove, and other 19 different species are under protection. The largest population of tortoise lives on the banks of Aldabra. The number of individuals reaches 152 thousand. These gentle creatures can be up to 1.5 meters and weighing nearly half a ton. Tiger sharks and stingrays swim in the lagoon.

This area has numerous (273 species) flowering plants. Beach of Aldabra is like a bright blooming garden all year round. Around the inner lagoon with fresh water, covering an area of ​​almost 200 square km, is a mangrove forest.

This is a reserve for 127 species of beautiful and delicate butterflies. Migratory birds have chosen this paradise. In the nesting period red Phaethon, boobies, big and small frigate and Aldabra warbler are found there. Nimble bird - white teeth rail is endemic. It is of the same kind as the dodo - an extinct species.

Aldabra Atoll, which is part of the Seychelles, is the world of untouched wilderness. Fantastic scenery of coral atoll is so unique that it is protected by UNESCO. This piece of land gives people an idea of ​​how should the nature without human intervention look.