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TIME Magazine covers the Seychelles island that's a haven for birdlife

TIME Magazine covers the Seychelles island that's a haven for birdlife ( Seychelles has been covered in TIME Magazine in its March 14, 2011 European edition in an article under Flight Center: Great Outdoors by Lee Middleton entitled “Cousine: Birdlife Haven of the Seychelles." The article reports to the world on the conservation efforts on the island of Cousine. Lee Middleton writes: “Approaching Cousine, the first thing the eyes register - after recovering from the sight of the island's blinding white hem of sand - is the sky. Or rather not the sky, but the vast numbers of sea birds diving or wheeling overhead. Over 100,000 of them roost on this 25 hectare island - one of the 115 that make up the Seychelles."

Lee Middleton goes on to bring out in her article that the island of Cousine, which is part of the Seychelles islands group, moved from being a coconut plantation to be declared a reserve in 1986. The Seychelles islands are known for its commitment to conservation, having declared over 50% of its land territory as nature parks or reserves. Cousine island with its four villas of 175 square meters each is listed as one of the privately-owned islands welcoming visitors alongside North Island, Fregate Island, Bird Island, and Denis Island. Seychelles prides itself as being the only group of mid-ocean granitic islands having also a group of flat coral islands. These islands enjoy a year-round tourism industry and are known as the islands of perpetual summer.

Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, said that Seychelles was honored with the positive article in the renowned TIME Magazine. “We often say to journalists that we are sure they will become ambassadors of our country after a visit. Seychelles is just a pretty country with unbelievable natural attractions such as our clean and white sandy beaches, our clear turquoise blue seas, the diversity of our islands having both granitic and coral islands, and the diversity in our population, as our initial settlers originally came from the four corners of the world to bring into existance the friendly Seychellois People," Alain St.Ange said.

MEDIA CONTACT: Alain St. Ange, CEO, Seychelles Tourism Board, Email:

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