Training Hoani’s ecoguards

Hoani ecoguard training Moheli

 

We have been working closely with the community of Hoani, located in the north of Moheli Island, in the Comoros.  This enthusiastic community hopes to develop turtle-based ecotourism and has built beautiful beach bungalows.  After providing a general course on marine and terrestrial ecosystems, we trained ecoguards to monitor and tag nesting turtles and, more importantly, facilitated discussion between the villagers and local justice system to ensure that turtle poachers were effectively punished when caught.

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