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Coastal issues in the islands of Comoros and Mayotte

With poverty and high population density this group of volcanic islands between Eastern Africa and Madagascar faces challenges in the management of the coastal environment. The islands are fringed by magnificent coral reefs, and the waters houses the rare coelacanth fish. Among the responses there have been initiatives to encourage ecotourism and the support in establishing the 400 km2 Mohéli Marine Park.

Year: 2006

From collection: African environment collection

Cartographer: Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal

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