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Aldabra was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982 as a prime example of a raised coral atoll and is significantly less disturbed than most other atolls in the Indian Ocean and elsewhere in the world.
 
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Vallée de Mai was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983 as an outstanding example of low- and intermediate-altitude palm forest characteristic of the Seychelles.
 
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PRIORITIES FOR FUTURE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH (ALDABRA)

Terrestrial research

  • Top priority:
    - Vegetation mapping
    - GIS development to be used as a research/monitoring/data recording tool
  • Other priorities:
    - Tortoise nest sites
    - Endemic plant status / ex situ collection
    - Cat eradication
    - The impact of introduced rats
    - Insects (particularly insect-plant interactions)
    - Crabs

Marine research

  • Top priorities: 
    - Overall population models
    - Population studies of fish (including sharks) and marine mammals 
    - Turtle satellite tracking 
    - Connectivity
    - Lagoon study (already in the pipeline)
  • Other priorities: 
    - Seabirds
    - Further turtle studies (ecological)
    - Fish aggregations 
    - Sea cucumbers 
    - Coral resilience
 
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  Free e-brochure for Vallee de Mai!
 
A new electronic brochure is now available for the Vallee de Mai. Free to download, this app will enhance your visit to this World Heritage Site. With a forest guide, information on visitor facilities and how to get there, this brochure is the perfect accompaniment both before and during your visit. Download it now!
 
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