Ile Cocos and Ile aux Sables  
Ile aux Sables
Ile Cocos
Fairy Tern Gygis alba

Fairy Tern Gygis alba
   MWF is restoring the plant community and monitoring the seabird populations on Ile Cocos and Ile aux Sables, two sandbar islets that host tens of thousands of seabirds.                                                                              

The four seabirds native to these islets are the Common Noddy Anous stolidus, Lesser Noddy Anous tenuirostris, Fairy Tern Gygis alba, and Sooty Tern Sterna fuscata.

Regular surveys are conducted to monitor these seabird populations and to record the other non-breeding seabird species.

MWF has also worked to improve the eco-tourism potential of Ile Cocos as it is a main tourist attraction in the Rodrigues.

A 47-page Field Guide of the Flora & Fauna of Ile Cocos has been produced, five educational signboards have been placed on the islet, and a new viewing pathway has been created to allow visitors to approach the seabirds without disturbing.them.

MWF works closely with the Rodrigues Forestry Department and Discovery Rodrigues for all project work on these islets.

Ile Cocos Invasive Species Management Workshop

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