Aldabra Atoll

Aldabra was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982 as a prime example of a raised coral atoll and is significantly less disturbed than most other atolls in the Indian Ocean and elsewhere in the world.


Seychelles Island Foundation

The Seychelles Islands Foundation (SIF), is a non-profit charitable organisation that was established as a public trust by the government of Seychelles in 1979. SIF manages and protects the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Aldabra Atoll and the Vallée de Mai as well as the Fond Ferdinand reserve. It has the President of Seychelles, Wavel Ramkalawan, as Patron.

Vallée de Mai

Vallée de Mai is one of the world’s smallest natural UNESCO World Heritage Sites and millions of years of isolation have led to the evolution of many unique species in this forest that are found nowhere else in the world.



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Meet the team

  • Dr Nancy Bunbury
    Consulting Director of Research and Conservation
  • Maria Monthy
    Assistant Vallée de Mai Science Coordinator
  • Dr Annabelle Constance
    Head of Science and Conservation
  • Thiwanka Rajapaksha
    Chief Finance Officer