Tiny Seychelles island coaxes bird back from brink

France 24 | Jan 16, 2020 at 2:00 AM
  • Giant tortoises amble across Cousin Island as rare birds flit above.
  • The scene attests to a stunning success for BirdLife International, a conservation group that bought the tiny Seychelles isle in 1968 to save a songbird from extinction.
  • Thick vegetation smothers ruins that are the only reminder of the coconut and cinnamon plantations that covered the island when the group stepped in to protect the Seychelles Warbler.