1Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles, Africa
Date of Inscription: 1982i

Due to its isolated location in the Indian Ocean, mankind has yet to disturb these habitats teeming with wildlife. Strict tourism regulations further protect the coral atoll and its population of over 150,000 Aldabra Giant tortoises — the world’s largest population of this reptile.

If you’re lucky, you might also catch a glimpse of the white-throated rail, the last remaining flightless bird of the Western Indian Ocean.