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This Unesco area is uninhabited, but it is buried under the garbage: bottles, nets and slippers threaten special animals

Animals, The uninhabited atoll of Aldabra, in the Indian Ocean, since 1982 Unesco world Heritage site. Aldabra belongs to the Seychelles and is the third larges

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This Unesco area is uninhabited, but it is buried under the garbage: bottles, nets and slippers threaten special animals
Animals, The uninhabited atoll of Aldabra, in the Indian Ocean, since 1982 Unesco world Heritage site. Aldabra belongs to the Seychelles and is the third largest atoll - a ring of islands that are founded on coral in the world. Aldabra has its own schildpaddensoort. But that Seychellenreuzenschildpadden nowadays need their habitat to share with a mountain of waste.

Aldabra is a special place for the Seychellenreuzenschildpadden, a kind of tortoise. It is their only natural habitat (they come in other places in the world, but only because they are there by the man switched off). Aldabra has the largest population of giant tortoises in the world: they are about with z about 100,000 on the atoll. They are also one of the largest land tortoises. Some of them would be older than 200.

nature organisations want to these remarkable animals than protect it. The waste of about 2.5 billion inhabitants of the coasts along the Indian Ocean is swept away by the power and reach of the Unesco-area. Of bottles to nets and slippers: it is going to be tons of washed up waste. “It shows that you miles and miles away from here, but still have an impact on a place such as this,” says Jeremy Raguain of Aldabra Clean Up Project . The organisation is committed to the atoll plasticvrij.

The giant tortoises due to the waste difficult way. They should be careful that they are not vastgeraken in, for example, nets. In addition, it is also dangerous if the animals the plastic to eat it. Not only are the turtles in danger, but also other animal species have it hard. In the video you can see how the beak of a bird stuck in a plastic flessendopje. One of the conservationists, the bird helped, else would the animal have died.

Employees of the Aldabra Clean Up Project have been around 20 tonnes of waste cleaned up, but the atoll is still not clean. A few tons of plastic are still waiting to be gathered.

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