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  Aerial view of Gunner's Quoin (Photo courtesy M K Rossan)  
 
 
Found 8 kilometres to the north of Mauritius, this islet covers 65 hectares and is of interest as there remains parcels of the primary vegetation in spite of the occasional fire and the presence of rats and hares.

Bois de Chandelle (Draceana concinna, Liliaceae)

 
 

The remnants of primary vegetation that can still be seen are the Bois de Chandelle (Draceana concinna, Liliaceae), la Liane Bambaras (Scutia myrtina, Rhamnaceae), le Bois de Clous (Eugenia lucida, Myrtaceae) and the lomatophyllum (Liliaceae). This last plant is to be seen only on this island and on Round island where a very small population still exists.

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  Paille en Queue (Phaethon lepturus)  
  The Bird population consists of Pailles en Queue (Phaethon lepturus) and of Fouquets. Unfortunately, at times theses birds are shot by unscrupulous people. Recently the island has been cleared of rabbits.  
     
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