Interesting facts about the flora and fauna of the Seychelles:

The Seychelles are truly a living natural historyMuseum and are home to some of the rarest species of flora and fauna on Earth. Nearly 50% of the landmass is protected. The Seychelles boast a far-sighted conservation policy that has resulted in an enviably high level of protection for the environment and the various ecosystems.

blankNowhere else in the world will you discover such unique examples of endemic flora & fauna as here. The legendary Coco-de-Mer has the largest seed in the world and stands out for its unusual double-nut shape. Then there is the jellyfish tree, of which only 8 specimens have survived, the paradise flycatcher, a small bird species or the Seychelles warbler.

The Seychelles are home to 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Aldabra, the largest raised coral atoll in the world and the Vallée de Mai on Praslin, once believed to be the Garden of Eden.

From the smallest frog to the heaviest turtle and the only flightless bird in the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles provide habitat for a number of fantastic and endemic species in the midst of a breathtaking Nature.

For more information on endemic species in the Seychelles, please contact the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources

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