The Aldabra giant tortoise’s conservation status is currently 'vulnerable'.
Many giant tortoise species around the world have become extinct due to:
The Aldabra tortoise almost suffered the same fate, but its plight was recognised just in time, and its bleak Aldabra atoll home is now a World Heritage Site. However, the wild tortoises' Aldabra atoll is now threatened by climate change and rising sea levels - the Aldabra atoll is only a few metres above sea level.
Aldabra giant tortoises are also being bred in capativity in reserves on the islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues where they are thriving.