• The biodiversity of the Comoros

    The biodiversity of the Comoros

    As an archipelago of small volcanic islands, the Comoros does not have a high level of species diversitydue to its recent formation in geologic terms. However, it is home to a large number of endemic species. The Comoro Islands form part of Madagascar’s biodiversity ‘hotspot’, which include the other islands in…

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  • Conservation Philosophy

    Conservation Philosophy

    Conserving the unique biodiversity of the Comoros is one of Dahari’s key objectives. We believe that the preservation of endemic and endangered species is important in itself and we also recognise the role played by the majority of species in maintaining ecosystems and ecosystem services such as soil fertility and…

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  • Flagship species: Livingstone Fruit Bat

    Flagship species: Livingstone Fruit Bat

    The Livingstone Fruit Bat, Pteropus livingstonii, which is endemic to Anjouan and Mohéli, is a flagship species of the Comoros and also a conservation priority for Dahari. Ecological studies carried out by the ECDD project have shown thatmany bat roostsin Anjouan have disappearedover the last ten years and that most of…

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  • CEPF Conservation project

    CEPF Conservation project

    Project title: “Identifying terrestrial conservation priorities on the island of Anjouan, Comoro Islands and setting up a long-term monitoring system” In 2015, Dahari received funding from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) for a period of two and a half years. In Anjouan, there is a lack of ecological data…

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  • The Livingstone Fruit Bat: Conservation

    The Livingstone Fruit Bat: Conservation

    In terms of conservation, the Livingstone Fruit Bat is Dahari’s main priority. Ecological studies carried out by the ECDD Project have shown that many bat roosts in Anjouan have disappeared over the last ten years and that most of the remaining roosts are threatenedby landslides, deforestation and the extension of…

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  • Lemur research project

    Lemur research project

    Sponsors: Margot Marsh Biodiversity Foundation, Conservation International, IUCN/SCC Primate Specialist Group Partners: Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership The Mongoose LeMUR The Mongoose Lemur (Eulemur mongoz)lives in forest areas in Madagascar and the Comoro Islands, in small family groups consisting of a monogamous couple and their young,…

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  • Research and ecological monitoring (2008-2013)

    Research and ecological monitoring (2008

    Very little ecological research has been carried out in the Comoros and so there is a lack of information on which to base conservation interventions in the region. In ecological terms, the ECDD project prioritised the collection of information about the state of forests and endemic biodiversity, and the evaluation…

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