Status of Birds and their Habitats in the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Comoros
Data and information for this report was compiled by Engagement Communautaire pour Developpement Durable (ECDD); Bristol Conservation and Science Foundation’s (BCSF) with support from BirdLife International project in the Comoros working in partnership with Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust (Durrell). This project has been working in the Comoros since 2007 to develop the best approach to forest management for the Comoros, based mainly on participatory learning and action methodology. The ecological monitoring department of the project have been surveying terrestrial birds on the three islands of the Comoros since 2009; with a species specific project funded by BirdLife International’s Preventing Extinctions Initiative which focused on the distribution and estimated population size of the Anjouan Scops Owl (Otus capnodes). Observations from these, other studies, and personal observations made by members of the National Task Force, were used in this report to assess the current status of the Comorian avifauna, the threats they face, and conservation actions which could be implemented.