TIL Brendon Grimshaw purchased Moyenne Island off Seychelles for £8,000 and was its sole inhabitant from 1973 until his death in 2012. He transformed it, planting 16,000 trees and introducing 2,000 birds and 120 giant tortoises. He was offered $50m for it, but had it declared a national park instead

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  1. Additional References

    National Information Services Agency. “Moyenne island declared a national park” (July 28, 2009). Online (as of January 22, 2022): [https://www.nation.sc/archive/223843/moyenne-island-declared-a-national-park](https://www.nation.sc/archive/223843/moyenne-island-declared-a-national-park).

    FactsAndHistory.com. “Moyenne Island: The world’s smallest national park” (January 21, 2022). Online (as of January 22, 2022): [https://factsandhistory.com/moyenne-island-the-worlds-smallest-national-park](https://factsandhistory.com/moyenne-island-the-worlds-smallest-national-park).

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