Conservation in the Seychelles has become a natural thing. We depend on our natural environment and in turn, we must protect it. From it’s beginnings, conservation work on Bird Island has been at the forefront, with a focus on the island’s now thriving Sooty Tern seabird colony. This along with several other programmes such as the protection of the critically endangered Hawksbill turtles and the endangered Green turtles, have contributed to the Island’s remarkable conservation success story.
Learn about the efforts undertaken by Bird Island to protect it’s natural heritage for future generations.
Good to Know:
There is no artificial lighting in the grounds of Bird Island at night time. Why? There are 3 main reasons actually.
- Nesting Green Turtles and hatchlings can become badly disorientated by the presence of too much artificial light. A reduction in this type of lighting can help these amazing creatures find their way back to the sea.
- To provide minimum distraction to our feathered residents.
- And, to allow our guests to see the clear night skies. From November to April the night skies are particularly magnificent at Bird Island, with clear views of all the major southern hemisphere constellations as well as some of the northern ones.