Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

AREA OF OUSTANDING NATURAL BEAUTY

Please refer to the EPA, 2000 (CAP 71) Schedule 2; Regulation 3 (2)

 

MARINE NATIONAL PARK

 

Sainte Anne Marine Park SNPA 2 Marine National Park 1973 14km2 Protects and provide nursery for over 150 species of fish; nesting sites for Hawksbill turtle
 
Aldabra Lagoon and surrounding MNP
SIF Marine National Park 1981 281.2km2
 
Curieuse Marine National Park
SNPA 2 Marine National Park 1979 0.03km2 Wild population of Giant land Tortoise, extensive mangrove system, coco-de-mer, Black Parrot
 
Silhouette island Marine National Park
SNPA Marine National Park 1987 10km2 Almost undisturbed coral reef, high marine biodiversity
 
Port Launay Marine National Park SNPA 2 Marine National Park 1979 0.3km2 Extensive mangrove systems declared as Ramsar Site of Global importance, water catchment
 
Baie Ternay Marine National Park SNPA 2 Marine National Park 1979 0.3km2 Healthy coral reef system, high marine biodiversity

                                   

Total     305.83km2

 

PROTECTED AREA

 

Ile Cocos, Ile La Fouche, Ilot Platte SNPA 2 Protected Marine and Terrestrial 1997 0.01km2
 
Africa Banks MND n/a Protected Terrestrial Area 1987 8.20km2

                                   

Total   8.21km2

 

RAMSAR SITES

 

Port Launay DoE n/a Wetland of International Importance 2007 0.27km2
Mare Aux Cochons DoE n/a Wetland of International Importance 2010 0.03km2
Aldabra SIF n/a Wetland of International Importance 2010
La Plain Hollandaise DoE Wetland of International Importance 2010 0.25km2

                                   

  Total   0.55km2

 

SHELL RESERVES

 

Anse Faure to Fairy Land SFA 1987 1.08km2
North East Point to Carana SFA 1987 2.99km2
La Digue (Anse Severe-Anse Gros Ros) SFA 1987 1.58km2
Praslin (Point Zanguire – Point Chevalier) SFA 1987 1.74km2

                                 

Total       7.39 km2

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