Moheli is now hosting the PAREO project under Component C of the DIDEM program with the close collaboration of the Moheli National Park. Three schools are involved in this first phase of the project and will work on the establishment of an Educational Marine Area in the commune of Nioumachoi.
Auteurs : Georgeta Stoica (CUFR Mayotte); Philippe Charpentier (CUFR Mayotte); Lola Massé (IRD UMR Espace-Dev); Christelle Morel (Réserve Naturelle Marine de la Réunion); Karine Pothin (Réserve Naturelle Marine de la Réunion); Allen Cedras (Seychelles Parks and Garden Authority); Pascale Chabanet (IRD, UMR Entropie)
Snorkelling session, Curieuse Marine park, Seychelles@IRD-Lola Massé
A new Marine Educative Area in Pralin, Seychelles.
The creation of the Marine Educative Area is being implemented in Pralin, Seychelles, in partnership with the Seychelles Parks and Gardens Authority (SPGA). In this context, the MARECO poster has been translated into Seychellois Creole
For one year, pupils in Reunion, Seychelles and Mauritius worked hard while having fun and learning about protection of coastal and marine environments. They then participated in an exhibition to show their work.
In 2023, the PAREO program will be implemented in Mohéli Island, Comoros, in partnership with the Mohéli National Park.
La Réunion Natural Marine Reserve @IRD-Pascale Chabanet
The PAREO project is an innovative environmental education project that combines the transmission of scientific knowledge, discovery of the environment from the perspective of new technologies and concrete conservation actions.
It will be implemented in four islands of the Indian Ocean, Reunion, Mauritius, Seychelles and Mohéli in the Comoros. A common feature in all these islands is an exceptional reef heritage which unfortunately is degrading under human pressure. However, this ecosystem is a source of many benefits for local fisheries, coastline protection and the development of leisure and tourism. Coral reefs require enhanced protection which can be achieved through awareness programs for the benefit of all.
By working with the children of the islands during the school year, the project aims to implement conservation activities in order to forge links between science and society.
The PAREO program will be implemented primarily in Reunion Island, Mauritius and Seychelles from September 2020 to the end of 2022. DiDEM will extend this program to Comoros from mid-2022.
Pascale Chabanet (DR), marine biologist, coordinator of PAREO