Wildlife of Seychelles

Wildlife of Seychelles

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This is an indispensable guide to the wildlife of Seychelles, covering the birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates most likely to be encountered. It features 64 superb color photographic plates, and highlights the many species and subspecies unique to these islands.



The first comprehensive photographic guide to the birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, dragonflies, butterflies, and other conspicuous invertebrates likely to be encountered in Seychelles
64 stunning color photographic plates accompanied by text giving key identification features, behavior, breeding, distribution, population, and conservation status
Simple-to-use format and easy-to-read style, aimed at beginners and experts alike
Highlights the many species and subspecies unique to Seychelles
Notes on conservation status, habitat, and distribution
An essential guide for all visitors
Contains annotated checklists
Written to support local nature conservation
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 154.9 x 210.8 x 17.8mm | 521.64g
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Annotated
  • 51 color plates
  • 1903657148
  • 9781903657140
  • 759,402

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"[T]his book is undoubtedly a valuable addition to Seychelles guides, allowing visitors to gain a greater appreciation of the uniqueness of Seychelles' fauna but, more importantly, encouraging the Seychellois to learn about and value their heritage."--Chris Feare, Joint Nature Conservation Committee

"An excellent practical guide to the Fauna of the Seychelles."--Michel Cuisin, Alauda 76
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About John Bowler

John Bowler is a professional ecologist who has worked in conservation for more than 20 years. While managing Aride Island Nature Reserve for the Royal Society for Nature Conservation from 1998 to 2001, he discovered firsthand the need for a comprehensive guide to the wildlife of these unique islands, and it was during his time in Seychelles that he collected most of the material for this book. He has a PhD in avian ecology and is the author of numerous papers and articles on ecology and conservation. He is a widely traveled naturalist and currently works for RSPB Scotland in the Inner Hebrides.
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