Biodiversity Seychelles (SYC)
 
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Species Families Species Families
Marine 1154 144 No 883 Randall, J.E., 1998
Freshwater 26 14 No Daget, J., J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde, 1984
Total 1173 149 No
Ref.   Daget, J., J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde, 1984
Conservation Tourism is the main industry in the Seychelles, and nearly the entire country has been designated as protected land. There is some pressure on wildlife habitat, causing some species to be threatened, although a number of wildlife parks have now been established, including marine parks for the preservation of giant tortoises and green sea turtles.
Geography and Climate Seychelles consists of an archipelago of over 115 islands, 46 of which are permanently inhabited. The islands are the high point of the north-south running granitic Mascarene Ridge of the Indian Ocean. The landscape is rugged, with small fertile hollows between rock relief. The coast has an almost constant warm temperate of 27°C and high humidity. Temperatures are lower at higher altitudes. The economy is based on agriculture (chiefly copra) and tourism.

Ref.  Vanden Bossche, J.-P. and G.M. Bernacsek, 1990
Hydrography Lakes: none of significant size. Rivers, floodplains and swamps: only short streams. Reservoirs: a small reservoir (cascade) near the airport on Mahè Island. Coastal lagoons: none.

Ref.  Vanden Bossche, J.-P. and G.M. Bernacsek, 1990
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