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Seychelles

UNESCO World Heritage

Seychelles, Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve

 Posted by Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche
, November 11, 2012 at 04:06:59

Location Praslin Island, 50km north-east of Mahé, Seychelles
Coordinates S4 19 45.012 E55 44 15
Property 20 ha
Date of Inscription 1983

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/261 )

In the heart of the small island of Praslin, the reserve has the vestiges of a natural palm forest preserved in almost its original state. The famous coco de mer, from a palm-tree once believed to grow in the depths of the sea, is the largest seed in the plant kingdom.

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Waterfall, Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve

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Seychelles, Aldabra Atoll

 Posted by Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche
, November 11, 2012 at 03:59:28

Location Seychelles
Coordinates S9 25 0 E46 25 0
Property 35,000 ha
Date of Inscription 1982

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/185 )

The atoll is comprised of four large coral islands which enclose a shallow lagoon; the group of islands is itself surrounded by a coral reef. Due to difficulties of access and the atoll's isolation, Aldabra has been protected from human influence and thus retains some 152,000 giant tortoises, the world's largest population of this reptile.

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Aldabra Atoll Lagoon, Aldabra Atoll

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