The atoll is comprised of four large coral islands which enclose a shallow lagoon; the group of islands is itself surrounded by a coral reef. Due to difficulties of access and the atoll's isolation, Aldabra has been protected from human influence and thus retains some 152,000 giant tortoises, the world's largest population of this reptile.

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Aldabra Atoll

DATA

Region
Africa
Country
Seychelles 
Category
Natural
Name
Aldabra Atoll
Selection Criteria (?)
(ix)(vii)(x)
Year of Registered
1982
Keyword
Registered in 1982