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Image 1 - Satellites Help With Species Conservation
2011-11-18 04:28:29

Organisms living on small islands are particularly threatened by extinction. However, data are often lacking to objectively assess these threats. A team of German and British researchers used satellite imagery to assess the conservation status of endangered reptiles and amphibians of the Comoro archipelago in the Western Indian Ocean. The researchers used their results to point out which species are most threatened and to define priorities for future protected areas. The study was published...

2008-08-06 15:00:49

Text of report by state-owned national radio network Radio Comoros on 6 August An oil tanker arrived in Moroni on Tuesday [5 August] night. The ship came from Dar es Salaam carrying a month's supply of fuel. The principal private secretary of state in charge of defence, Mohamed Bacar Dossard, said that it is a normal load which will last a long time. He urged the public to avoid stockpiling fuel to avoid fire and shortages. As soon as the fuel arrived at Moroni Port and officials of the...

2007-09-19 09:01:22

Text of report by Comoran newspaper La Gazette des Comores on 18 September For a few days now, the Radio Ngazidja editorial team has been under censorship. All the information aimed at being broadcast on the radio's airwaves has to go through the Ngazidja government's Ministry of Communication, a colleague close to Radio Ngazidja who sees it as "an attack of the liberty of the press" said. Originally published by La Gazette des Comores, Moroni, in French 18 Sep 07. (c) 2007 BBC...

2006-05-28 15:34:29

MORONI (Reuters) - Lava spewed from a volcano on the Indian Ocean island of Grande Comore on Sunday, lighting up the sky and sending scores of frightened residents onto the streets. Residents of Moroni, the capital of the Comoros islands, said they could see lava at the top of 2,361-meter (7,746-ft) Mount Karthala, one of the world's largest active volcanoes. Karthala last erupted in April 2005, affecting as many as 40,000 residents and forcing thousands to flee in fear of poisonous...

2006-05-14 08:03:24

By Tim Cocks MORONI (Reuters) - Comorans voted peacefully on Sunday in the last round of a presidential race dominated by concerns over extreme poverty and corruption, hoping to finally shake off a history of coups. Voters on the Indian Ocean archipelago of 670,000 people were choosing between three candidates in a poll aimed at reversing the mercenary overthrows and inter-island conflicts it has suffered ceaselessly since independence from France in 1975. A total of 309,957 people...

2006-05-14 02:15:53

By Tim Cocks MORONI (Reuters) - Comorans voted on Sunday in the final round of a presidential race dominated by concerns over extreme poverty, and corruption. Voters on the Indian Ocean archipelago of 670,000 people will choose between three candidates in a poll it is hoped will finally end a history of mercenary coups and inter-island conflicts since independence from France in 1975. A total of 309,957 people were registered to vote across the three islands. Popular religious...

2006-05-14 01:53:37

MORONI (Reuters) - Comorans voted on Sunday in the final round of a presidential election dominated by concerns over poverty, corruption and a yearning to break with their coup-ridden past. Voters on the Indian Ocean archipelago of 670,000 people will choose between three candidates in a poll it is hoped will end a history of overthrows led by mercenaries and inter-island conflicts since independence from France in 1975. A total of 309,957 people were registered to vote across the...

2005-11-29 06:20:00

NAIROBI -- Water supplies to more than 100,000 people in the Indian Ocean Comoros islands have been contaminated by the eruption of one of the world's largest active volcanoes, the United Nations said on Tuesday. Mount Karthala sent clouds of ash and sparks flying late on Thursday, leaving the capital Moroni and other villages on the main island of Grande Comore covered in gray. "Concerns exist regarding the availability of potable water in the areas exposed to smoke and ashes," said a report...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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