Comoros


340 km
169029 km2
1

Summary/History
The Comoros coastal zone waters support a number of threatened species, including the Madagascar Heron (EN), Madagascar Pond-heron (EN) and Eurasian Curlew (NT). On land all the IBAs have been mapped, including the Mwali highlands which are a regional priority for the Audubon's Shearwater (LC). Key threats include: o

National priorities
o Develop conservation policies for protection of the high seas beyond the EEZ o

Government's support/relevant policy
Comoros is a Contracting Party of the Nairobi Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Eastern African Region which covers the coastal environment and EEZ of Comoros. As part of the Convention Comoros agreed to the Protocol Concerning Protected Areas and Wild Fauna and Flora in the Eastern African Region. The Protocol lists species which are protected under the convention and urges Comoros and other Contracting Parties to Please see policy tab for list of agreements that this country is party to.




Albatrosses
0
Penguins
0
Petrels and shearwaters
1
Cormorants
0

Storm-petrels
0
Auks
0
Gulls and terns
8
Ducks, geese and swans
0


IUCN Red List Status

0
0
0 (0th)
0% (0th)
0
0
0
0
16
0

The numbers in brackets refer to the country's rank when compared to other countries and territories globally.

References
http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/userfiles/file/IBAs/PoWPA/Comoros.pdf
o Fishpool, L.D.C. & Evans, M.I. (eds). 2001. Important Bird Areas in Africa and related islands: priority sites for conservation. Pisces Publications and Birdlife International (Birdlife Conservation Series 11). Newbury and Cambridge. 1144pp.

Comoros at a glance

Capital

Moroni

Area

2,235 km2

BirdLife Partner

None

Species

Total number of birds 100
Globally threatened birds 14
Country endemics 19

Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas

Number of IBAs 4
Total IBA area 36,071 ha

Endemic Bird Areas

Number of EBAs 1



Recommended Citation
BirdLife International (2017) Country profile: Comoros. Available from http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/country/comoros. Checked: 2017-12-13