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POIVRE ISLAND - LAND USE PLAN
The Poivre Island land use plan is being developed under the GOS GEF UNDP program. It is part of a project Expansion and strengthening of the protected area subsystem of the outer islands of Seychelles and its integration into the broader land and seascape (Outer Island or IO project). The project seeks to promote the conservation and sustainable use of terrestrial and marine biodiversity in the Seychelles’ Outer Islands by expanding the protected areas system and strengthening protected area management, supported by broad-scale ecosystem planning and sustainable land management activities to conserve ecosystem functions
Poivre lies 270 kilometres southwest of Victoria. The atoll comprises three islands: Poivre Island (111 hectares), Ile du Sud (137 hectares) and Florentin (7.4 hectares). Poivre is joined to Ile du Sud by a 750 metre causeway crossing the reef flats, which dries out at low tide. The atoll covers 1,467 hectares of reef flats with no central lagoon. The island was named by Chevalier de la Biolière in honour of Pierre Poivre, intendant of Ile de France and Bourbon.