Aldabra Atoll

The Natural Treasures of Aldabra

One of the island's elders, a giant land tortoise, sits on a beam of pure white sand and ponders age-old questions as the sun sinks into the South Indian Ocean. Far from any of the 'silk trade' shipping lanes, Aldabra has not been altered from its pristine state. Today the population is still comprised of hundreds of thousands of sea birds, more than 150,000 tortoises, and eight humans.

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