Trees in the mist: domesticating local forest trees to restore the Comoros archipelago

Forming a part of the Madagascar and Indian Ocean biodiversity hotspot is the island of Anjouan. Anjouan has experienced one of the most alarming deforestation rates in the world, having lost 80% of its forest cover in recent decades. This has caused severe soil erosion, habitat degradation and loss of water resources, making life even more difficult for local farming communities. This Bangor University-led project working in collaboration with scientific, development and government institutions is using a transdisciplinary approach to restore landscapes and enhance livelihood resilience around the Moya forest in the south of Anjouan.