Silhouette Island


Named for Etienne de Silhouette, France’s minister of finance under Louis XV, with legends of the buried treasures of French corsairs, this is the third largest granitic island in the Seychelles and among the most dramatically scenic. An Important Bird Area rich in biodiversity, it is home to critically endangered and endemic flora and fauna – from the Seychelles sheath-tailed bat and giant tortoise to kestrels and blue pigeons, and its surrounding waters are a declared Marine National Park.

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