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Conservation will always be the raison d'etre for Fregate Island Private

a jewel of conservation

Fregate Island Private is a rare place of outstanding natural beauty. Since it became a resort, the preservation and protection of its unique flora and fauna has remained fundamental to its philosophy. 

With the full support of Oetker Collection, we maintain a dedicated and effective conservation programme, guided by our Conservationist.

After having cleared the island of non indigenous predators, the aim is to restore the native habitat and increase the biodiversity. Some specific achievements and objectives are as follows:

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The Seychelles Magpie Robin has been literally saved from extinction. It can be regarded as Fregate's most precious bird species. In 1965, there were only 14 specimens left on Fregate Island Private and none anywhere else in the world. Today, there are over 100 individuals and they continue to breed.

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Fregate Island Private is a paradise for Hawksbill turtles. Although considered as an endangered species, Hawksbill turtles abound in the surrounding waters of Fregate Island Private. Grand Anse is their favourite beach for nesting.

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Fregate Island Private hosts the second largest population of Aldabra giant tortoises in the world, with an estimated population of over 2,200 specimens. Donations from hotel guests have directly contributed to the increased population of Aldabra giant tortoises.