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Seychelles

Conception Island

Conception Island is a small island (0.603 km2) in the Seychelles 2 km west of Mahé. Conception contained a coconut plantation until the mid-1970s; today it is uninhabited. Conception Island, along with its sister island Thérèse Island, is part of Port Glaud district of Mahé, the main island of the Seychelles.

Recently the island has been created as a wildlife reserve. It is the home of the extremely rare Seychelles white-eye and other birds such as the Seychelles kestrel, Seychelles blue pigeon and the Madagascar turtle-dove. It also has two species of gecko.