The biodiversity of the Comoros: trees in need of protection

The Comoros forest in danger

On the island of Anjouan, in the Comoros, Ylang Ylang distillation is a major cause of deforestation. At its current pace, the biodiversity of this ecosystem in the Indian Ocean will disappear within the next fifteen years. 


To protect this heritage and reduce deforestation, several partners have united their strengths to develop concrete actions to raise awareness among children. Klorane Botanical Foundation is assisted in this effort by the Alliance française d'Anjouan, the NGO Dahari, and Initiative Développement.
 

 

Helping young Comorians get to know their plant heritage

 

For some of the children of Anjouan, nature is a mystery. They have little knowledge of the fauna and flora that surround them. This project gives them the opportunity to discover the world in their own backyard, so they can take better care of it. 

Two thousand children from schools on the three islands will be made aware of this issue through workshops and outings that will take place between October 2018 and February 2019. 
 
Pedagogical tools have been designed to serve as activity aids for the instructors. 
 
The project was kicked off on October 13th, 2018 with 150 children in the town of Mutsamudu. 
 

 

 

Discover the "Preserving a Comoros forest" project

 

 

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