Uncover the Secrets Hidden Deep within the Praslin National Park – Home to Endemic Plant and Animal Species

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The islands of the Seychelles are numerous and stunning, and as a result of its natural beauty, many tourists are increasingly attracted to this destination. The Seychellois islands are formed in an archipelago. This archipelago hosts over one hundred islands which together make up the country. The capital city of the Seychelles is Victoria. The country also has the distinction of hosting one of the smallest populations in the world. However, this also means that the natural beauty of the islands is largely untouched and unspoiled. Hosting a population of around ninety two thousand persons, the majority of the islands of the Seychelles are unoccupied and thus, replete with natural attractions such as forests and reserves. The country is also made up of a number of different types of islands ranging from granite based islands (known as the Granitic Seychelles), coral sand X-rays and coral islands. Most of the islands host tropical rain forests facilitated by the humid climate. These tropical rain forests host a vibrant wildlife and is protected through strict environmental regulations.

One of the major forests in Seychelles is the Praslin National Park. This National Park is located less than fifteen minutes away from the Berjaya Praslin Resort while it is also easily accessible from any hotel in Praslin Seychelles because the island is small in size. The Praslin National Park and the Important Bird Area is located towards the south of the island. The Important Bird Area, abbreviated to IBA for convenience, is located across an area of 700 hectares. This Area includes part of the Praslin National Park as well.

The Praslin National Park is home to a number of endemic plant species including the Vallee de Mai, a forest palm that has been listed on the World Heritage list. Furthermore, the Important Bird Area is considered home by the Seychelles Blue Pigeons as well as the Seychelles Swiftlets, Seychelles Bulbuls and Seychelles Sunbirds. The Praslin National Park also hosts a number of endemic species ranging from snakes to geckos.

 

Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Kanya Mae writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media. Google+

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