Details of this species in Malabar Is.
Source: Campbell and Donlan, 2005
Arrival Date: <1967
Species Notes for this Location:
Goats were introduced to Aldabra in the late 1800's for meat and milk. The population grew and thousands were reported in the early 1900's and a major threat to the habitat of Aldabra's native species including the giant tortoise and native plants.
Ile Malabar covers an area of 2,640 hectares. Ile Malabar belongs to the Aldabra Group in the Outer Islands District of the Seychelles. The Aldabra Group are designated a World Heritage Site. The Aldabra Atoll, along with Des Roches and Farquhar, was part of the British Indian Ocean Territory from 1965 until Seychelles independence in 1976. The atoll is home to the world's largest population giant tortoises, Aldabra Giant Tortoise (see Geochelone gigantea in IUCN Red List of Threatened Species) numbering some 152,000 individuals.
Last Modified: 23/05/2006 11:06:55 a.m.