This year’s Earth Day highlights the importance of protecting species. North Island is one of the Green Turtle strongholds in the Inner Islands of the Seychelles, a privilege that requires special measures and daily monitoring. You can encounter this endangered species on a dive or witness it nesting on our protected beaches after dark.
Did you know that the Aldabra Giant Tortoise can live for over a century? In 1997 only a handful of these gentle giants were left on North Island, but now we have a thriving population of approximately 80-100 tortoises, who roam the Island free from harm. Through ongoing work on our Noah’s Ark conservation project, we aim to ensure that our tortoises lead a long and happy life on North Island.
Did you know the Seychelles White-eye was once considered one of the most endangered endemic birds? At the time, a founder population of just 25 birds was reintroduced to North Island in 2007. The Island is now home to between 134 and 152 individuals, a significant proportion of the worldwide population. A responsibility we hold with great pride.
“For me personally it is hands down the most romantic place I have ever been to” - Deborah Calmeyer, Roar Africa’s CEO and founder Find out why North Island features in Deborah's list of Africa's Top 5 Romantic Destinations by following the link below. One thing is for sure, "one way or another, falling deeply in love is a given".