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Air Seychelles has announced that its second Airbus A320neo aircraft will be named "Pti Merl Dezil" after the Seychelles warbler!⠀

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13/02/2020

The Seychelles warbler (Acrocephalus sechellensis) is a tiny endemic bird of Seychelles at the heart of an amazing conservation success story.⠀
The warbler became one of the world's rarest birds in the 1960s when its population slumped to just 26 individuals, all on tiny Cousin Island. Thanks to the purchase of that island for conservation in 1968 by BirdLife International the bird's fortunes turned. The combined efforts of conservation and scientific research took the songbird from near extinction on 1 island to thriving on 5 Seychelles islands with a population of over 3000 individuals. The warbler was reclassified as Near Threatened from Critically Endangered in the IUCN Red List in 2015.⠀ 

 

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