Islets & Marine Parks
North
Coin de Mire
Ile Plate
Ilot Gabriel
Ile Ronde

East
Ile aux Cerfs
Ilot Mangénie
Ile aux deux Cocos

West
Ile aux Bénitiers
Roche Crystal

South
Ile Phare
Ile aux Aigrettes

Marine Parks
Blue Bay Marine Park
Turtle Bay

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Ile aux Aigrettes
Ile aux Aigrettes is an islet of 24.7 hectares in area, barely a kilometre off Pointe d'Esny, near Mahébourg, South East of Mauritius. Previously, during World War Two, the islet served as a military base by the British, who built 2 artillery pieces onsite, one of which can still be seen.

Efforts have been taken by the Government and the Mauritius Wildlife Appeal Fund to preserve the endemic fauna and flora. About 40 different species of endemic plants characteristic of the flora that once existed on the coastal mainland can be found on this island.

The progessive elimination of rodents has allowed the natural regeneration of many endemic plants and birds, like the Kestrel and the Pink Pigeon.

A visitor centre is to open on the island and nature trails marked with guides for visitors.