Happy World Turtle Day!

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Happy World Turtle Day!

May 23, 2017

For Alphonse Island, Seychelles, every day is World Turtle Day!

Alphonse Island is wholly committed to protecting and conserving the wildlife that not only inhabits the island, but surrounds it too. Since 1994, turtles have been protected by Seychelles law and in 2007, the Island Conservation Society began monitoring the turtles in and around the Alphonse Group of Islands which also includes St Francois and Bijoutier.

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Did you know that between 80-100 Green Turtles and around 60-80 Hawksbill Turtles nest on Alphonse, St Francois and Bijoutier each year? This number has stabilised and the numbers of juvenile turtles (non-breeding) appears to be increasing year on year. This is a strong indication that protection of both the Green and Hawksbill Turtles are working. Turtle-tastic!

The Green and Hawksbill Turtles can be seen in abundance in the waters surrounding the Alphonse Island trio. Alphonse Island is passionate about conservation, wildlife and the protection and preservation of the environment, this is what makes it one of the most untouched and pristine Eden’s of the world.

HAPPY WORLD TURTLE DAY from all at Alphonse Island!
We hope you have a turtle-tastic day!