CONCEPTION

CONCEPTION




Things to know about Conception:

Before the other side of Mahéthe West Coast, is another Island upstream, namely Conception. It is located south of the Marine National Park Port Launay. Conception is only one kilometre long and about 600 metres wide, but is characterised by a rocky massif up to 130 metres high, which stretches almost over the entire length of the island, which was a coconut palm plantation until the mid-1970s. A few years ago it was declared a nature reserve and is now the main home of the Mahé spectacled bird, which was only rediscovered here in 1997 after being thought to be extinct.