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Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve

SeychellesPraslin & La Digue


Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve 

Located on the granitic island of Praslin, the Vallée de Mai is a 19.5 ha area of palm forest which remains largely unchanged since prehistoric times. Dominating the landscape is the world's largest population of endemic coco-de-mer, a flagship species of global significance as the bearer of the largest seed in the plant kingdom. The forest is also home to five other endemic palms and many endemic fauna species. The property is a scenically attractive area with a distinctive natural beauty.

The Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.

(Source UNESCO)


  • SeychellesPraslin & La Digue

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