Aldabra Atoll

 

 

(An Account on the Astounding Aldabra Atoll)

Lying in the Indian Ocean, a part of Seychelles

A beautiful atoll where no human dwells

Called Aldabra or Al-Hadra named by the Arabs

In it lie giant tortoises, sun-birds and coconut crabs

Some people say it is the second largest atoll

The largest raised coral reef in the world

It consists of four major islands made of coral limestone

Due to its pristine form it is considered an endemic zone

It is termed as one of the crown jewels of the Indian Ocean

And due to this it has faced animal trafficking and exploitation

This exploitation stopped only after World War two

But unfortunately by then the flora and fauna became few

It experiences a lot of cyclones though it is tropical

The environment is pristine, untouched and phenomenal

Thus extensive research and study is carried here

On flora, fauna and the atoll’s atmosphere

Visiting the Aldabra atoll requires permission

And this is given by the Seychelles Islands Foundation

It is designated as Unesco World Heritage Site

Albadra atoll is truly an untarnished delight.

 Image from

 http://browseyourworld.blogspot.in/2012/09/aldabra-atoll-seychelles.html

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    (An Account on the Astounding Aldabra Atoll) Lying in the Indian Ocean, a part of Seychelles A beautiful atoll where no human dwells Called Aldabra or Al-Hadra named by the Arabs In it lie giant tortoises, sun-birds and coconut crabs Some people say it is the second largest atoll The largest raised coral reef in...