Moidjio Centre for Research, Conservation and Development

Chindini village, Grande Comores

Region Active

Indian Ocean, Africa

NGO

Activity

Marine research, Marine conservation, Cetaceans, Turtles, Marine vegetation, Coral reefs protection, Marine conservation awareness and education

Description

Moidjio is a Comorian research and conservation group which focuses on cetacean and turtle conservation projects, undertaking acoustic, cetacean monitoring and turtle monitoring projects. They also work to stop poaching of sea turtles on the islands and develop a sustainable ethical whale watching industry. They are working on humpback whales, spinner dolphins, green and hawksbill turtles, lemurs, mangroves, seagrass meadows and coral reefs. Their work includes tree planting to protect against erosion, research into mangroves, sea grass and coral reefs. They study sea and terrestrial birds, lemurs and Livingston bats on the islands; plus education programmes in sustainability and English in the local communities.