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Cousin Travel Guide: 6 reviews and 14 photos

Special reserve

Cousin Island became a nature reserve in 1968, when, with help from the World Wildlife Fund and Christopher Cadbury, it was bought in the name of the Royal Society for Nature as a haven for endangered species of land birds.
It was made a special reserve in 1975.

Cousin must be visited for its endemic landbirds
It is the last island where examples of several endemics can still be seen.
Cousin and Aride have the best consentration of seabirds in the Seychelles.

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  • Pros:Protection for wildlife
  • In a nutshell:Small but mighty
  • Last visit to Cousin: Oct 1998
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Mar 7, 2011 at 6:28 AM

    How sad about the birds being poisoned by something so natural. Yet, it is delightful too see how life carries on. The cocanut nest was cute and the gaint tortoises are beautiful. Nice page Kay!

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2010 at 5:15 AM

    hi kay, the only special reserve i like concerns the word 'whisky'. this i suppose is an acceptable second

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2009 at 6:41 AM

    When we visited Gran Cayman we stopped by a turtle sanctuary and saw a hawksbill, along with others. Amazing number of rare birds in Cousin....you were so fortunate to catch them with your camera!

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2008 at 1:35 PM

    Nice to see your love of our feathered friends :( a great pity many are killed by a fruit tree.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Aug 29, 2008 at 11:22 AM

    That's a funny name for an island, but it looks like a very fine place for wildlife protection. Too bad about the Pisonia grandis tree, but I guess that's a natural part of the habitat.

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2008 at 9:33 AM

    This is a nice place to see some wildlife, thanks for sharing :)

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2007 at 7:02 PM

    I have been enjoying travelling the Seychelles with you and your husband! That is an excellent Travelogue on the Hawkesbill turtles! As a bird-watcher myself, I know how amazing it is to get a photo of the Turtle Dove and the Seychelles Fody together!!

  • jo104's Profile Photo
    Jun 5, 2006 at 9:10 AM

    A lovely page :-)

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    May 29, 2006 at 5:12 AM

    Yet another wonderful page with hawksbill turtles and rare birds.

  • mary2u99's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2006 at 9:34 AM

    Another great page of wildlife and turtle.


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