Protected areas

Island of Mohéli – the Marine Park of Mohéli

This first marine protected area created in the Comoros in 2001 includes the islets of Nioumachoua. These form a magnificent ensemble on the ecological level but also on the aesthetic level and therefore have a very significant scientific and

Karthala forest

The Karthala is a Quaternary volcano whose massif covers a large part of the island of Grande-Comore. This volcano is famous for its "caldera" of three kilometers in diameter, the largest active volcano crater in the world. Located on the western and southern slopes of Karthala

Island of Grande Comore – the Coelacanth marine area

Beyond the importance of its ecosystem (coral reefs), the marine and coastal zone in the south-west of Grande Comore is a site of global importance. Indeed, in the seabed, the volcanic caves located near the coasts shelter the famous coelacanth

Island of Mohéli – the forest of Mlédjélé

This tropical evergreen humid forest, of the same type as that found on Karthala, is located on the central ridge of Mlédjélé towards the west of the island and its slopes facing south. There is a low forest dominated by large trees on the ridges and a

Island of Anjouan – the Bimbini peninsula

The marine and coastal area of ​​the Bimbini peninsula in Anjouan is home to a rich biodiversity, both at the ecosystem level (mangrove, developed fringing coral reefs, beaches formerly used by turtles as nesting sites, sea grass beds and the coastal

Originally, Anjouan was covered with forests. There are currently only a few remains located on the steep and inaccessible slopes. The residual forests of Anjouan, including those of Mount Ntringui, are of great interest in terms of biodiversity since they are home to endemic and endangered species