A large number of reefs within the inner granitic islands of the archipelago of Seychelles could be entirely lost, unless concerted action is taken soon to control crown of thorns, warns Dr. Udo Englhardt, the expert on on the management of crown of thorns in a...
Curieuse Island is home to giant tortoises, which roam freely around the sandy coves. It is usually a day trip to this island. There is more than 300 Aldabra giant tortoises in the island. There are also unspoiled mangrove forests on the island.
There is a fee for entering the protected part of the island, (about €15). This includes a guide to the tour. The fee goes towards protecting and caring for the plants and animals. This work is carried out by a few park rangers who are the only inhabitants of the island except for the administrator.
Coco de Mer or sea coconut is endemic to the islands of Praslin and Curieuse in Seychelles. It has become extinct in other parts of the world. The male flowers continue to produce pollen over a ten-year period. The fruit takes 6–7 years to mature and a further two years to germinate.
This Island is accessible by boat from Praslin Island.
The visitor to the island One can follow the guided nature trails, which includes the Baie Laraie to Anse Jose, and the Anse badamier Trail.