Ecological research and monitoring

Amelaid Houmadi ECDD Comoros

Amelaïd Houmadi
Ecological technician

Amelaïd studied biology, ecology and animal conservation at the University of Antananarivo in Madagascar, and has since worked and volunteered in a number of different environmental organisations in Madagascar and Anjouan. He joined the team in 2009 and alongside the routine ecological monitoring has worked on the first dedicated Anjouan scops owl survey.

Daniel Salim ECDD ComorosDaniel Salim
Ecological technician

Daniel studied biology, ecology and animal conservation at the University of Antananarivo in Madagascar (with Amelaïd). Since graduating and coming back to Anjouan he has been an active member in a number of local environmental associations and also teaches at the high school in Mutsamudu.

Ishaka Said ECDD ComorosIshaka Saïd
Ecological technician

Ishaka has been with the project from the start in 2008, and knows the forests of Anjouan, Grande Comore and Mohéli and the species they contain like the back of his hand. His wealth of knowledge comes from nearly twenty years working with a range of different research and conservation projects in the Comorian forests.

Katie Green ECDD ComorosKatie Green
Head of Ecological Monitoring and Research (currently on sabbatical)

Katie has a Masters in Zoology from Sheffield University and a Masters in Ecological Conservation from Cranfield University. Before coming to the Comoros she spent a year conducting biodiversity surveys in the north of Madagascar and two years in the south-east of Madagascar designing and implementing a community-based conservation project for littoral forest.