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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...

2008-09-24 12:00:31

Travel Service (TS) (Prague, Czech Republic), charter airline company, signed a contract worth nearly CEK 1 bil on a short-term rental of its four aeroplanes Boeing including crew on 17 Sep 2008. The aeroplanes will fly for the company Wind Rose (Ukraine), the company Comoros International Airline (Comoros) or the company Tajik Air (Tajikistan). (c) 2008 Access Czech Republic Business Bulletin. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

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...

2006-06-20 09:21:09

By Thierry Leveque PARIS (Reuters) - A French court found Bob Denard, one of France's most notorious mercenary leaders, guilty on Tuesday for his part in a 1995 coup in the Comoros and handed him a suspended five-year prison sentence. Prosecutors had sought a jail term of five years for Denard on charges of criminal association and up to five years in prison for 26 of his former associates. All his accomplices were found guilty but were given suspended sentences or were not...

2006-05-29 06:00:00

By Ahmed Ali Amir MORONI (Reuters) - Lava bubbled from a volcano in the Comoros on Monday, frightening thousands on the Indian Ocean archipelago's largest island who feared a full-blown eruption as they waited to see where the molten rock might flow. An early morning reconnaissance flight over the crater of 2,361-meter (7,750-ft) Mount Karthala -- one of the world's largest active volcanoes which dominates the island of Grande Comore -- gave no new clues. "The information we have is that the...

2006-05-29 03:20:00

By Ahmed Ali Amir MORONI -- Lava bubbled from a volcano in the Comoros on Monday, frightening thousands on the Indian Ocean archipelago's largest island who feared a full-blown eruption as they waited to see where the molten rock might flow. An early-morning reconnaissance flight over the crater of 2,361-meter (7,750-ft) Mount Karthala -- one of the world's largest active volcanoes which dominates the island of Grande Comore -- gave no new clues. "The information we have is that the lava is...

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...


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Karthala
2014-10-04 18:01:05

Karthala, also known  as Mount Karthala, is an active shield volcano that is located in the island nation of Comoros. Along with a smaller shield volcano, this volcano makes up the largest island in the archipelago known as Grande Comore and it reaches an elevation of 7,746 feet. It is one of the most active volcanoes in the area, erupting at least twenty times since the beginning of the nineteenth century. These eruptions have mostly affected the volcano’s caldera, leaving the majority of...

2012-04-02 14:05:59

The Tailless Tenrec, (Tenrec ecaudatus), also known as the Common Tenrec, is a species of mammal in the Tenrecidae family. It is the only member of its genus. It is found in Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion, and Seychelles. It has many habitats within its range, including subtropical and tropical moist lowland or dry forests, subtropical and tropical moist mountains, savanna, shrublands, grasslands, plantations, rural gardens and even urban settings. This is the largest...

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2005-06-22 14:40:30

Dull day gecko (Phelsuma dubia (BOETTGER 1881)) is a diurnal species of geckos. It is about 15 cm in length and lives on the western coast of Madagascar, in the Comoros, and the coast of East Africa. It typically inhabits trees and can also be found near human dwellings. The Dull day gecko feeds on insects and nectar. Scientific synonyms: Pachydactylus dubius BOETTGER 1881 Phelsuma dubia - KLUGE 1993 Phelsuma dubia - GLAW & VENCES 1994: 298 Phelsuma dubia - BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 10...

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2005-06-15 17:28:58

Gold dust day gecko (Phelsuma laticauda laticauda) is a diurnal subspecies of geckos. It lives in northern Madagascar and on the Comoros. It typically inhabits trees and can sometimes be found in houses. The Gold dust day gecko feeds on insects and nectar. Description This lizard belongs to the smaller day geckos. It can reach a total length of about 13 cm. The body color is a bright green or yellowish green or rarely even blue. Typical for this day gecko are the yellow speckles on the...

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2005-06-15 16:28:59

Phelsuma v-nigra v-nigra is a small diurnal subspecies of geckos. It lives in the Comoros and typically inhabits trees and bushes. Phelsuma v-nigra v-nigra feeds on insects and nectar. Description This lizard belongs to the smallest day geckos. It can reach a maximum length of approximately 10 cm. The body color is bright green, which may have a blue hue. There is a red v-shaped stripe on the snout and two red bars between the eyes. On the back there often are a number of small...

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