In December 2010 the management of Silhouette (the Islands Development Company) told NPTS to leave the island by the end of the month. Our attempts to persuade the management to halt this eviciton and lobbying of the government by our international supporters failed to achive anything other than a delay. NPTS now has to leave the island by the end of March. Our conservation projects will cease and will not be replaced. As a result the Silhouette National Park will be a 'paper-park' only. A history of conservation on Silhouette island can be found in Phelsuma voulme 19.