Île du Lys, also known as Le Lys or Ile du Lise, is one of the Glorioso Islands, north-west of Madagascar. It is administered by France.[1]

Satellite image of the Glorioso Islands, with Île du Lys at the top right


The island has a prominent sand hill and a saltwater lagoon. Trees on the island can grow up to 10 metres (33 ft) in height.[2]

Important Bird AreaEdit

The island has been identified as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by BirdLife International because it supports a very large colony of about 100,000 pairs of sooty terns, as well as 100 pairs of brown noddies. There are no resident landbirds.[3]


  1. ^ GEOnet Names Server (GNS)
  2. ^ Charney, Jonathan I., et al. International Maritime Boundaries. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2005.
  3. ^ BirdLife International. (2012). Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ile du Lys, Glorieuse Archipelago. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 7 January 2012.

11°31′03″S 047°22′23″E / 11.51750°S 47.37306°E / -11.51750; 47.37306