Zamil Maturaf Maanfou, born in 1975 in Bimbini, Ndzuwani, Comoros, is a conservationist. He has a DEA in Biodiversity & Environment from the University of Toliara, Madagascar. Member of WIOMSA (2022) and the IUCN Protected Areas Commission (2017), he is the coordinator of local associations UMAMA and OPAS (women's group) invested in environmental protection and promotion of the SDGs.
Involved in the field since 2010, he has accompanied local communities and several missions in the sustainable management of marine resources and conservation of the coastline of the Bimbini peninsula, an area with high ecological and tourist potentialities officially classified as Shisiwani National Park in 2017. He has thus worked at the "Comoros National Parks" as a community mobilizer and then as a conservator in Ndzuwani.
The MAB course of the master " Biodiversity, Ecology, Evolution " of the Paul Sabatier University of Toulouse aims to to bring concepts and tools to managers and animators of territories and protected areas working in the spirit of the MAB program, "Man and the Biosphere" of UNESCO. This training emphasizes knowledge of the interactions between human activities and ecological systems for a sustainable management of natural management of natural resources.
The MAB course is based on the students' practical experience in a French Biosphere Reserve. A project related to the management of the territory, prepared with the site manager, serves as a case study for the students to experiment with the principles and methods of project engineering taught. After a phase of knowledge and data collection during a field trip, the students prepare a report according to a set of specifications before giving an oral presentation to the manager.