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In Saint-Martin Island, the Natural Reserve raises awareness among future CREPS Antilles-Guyane coordinators

In November 2020, the Association de Gestion de la Réserve Naturelle de Saint-Martin (AGRNSM) carried out a field trip and a class trip in order to raise environmental awareness among the interns of the BAPAAT Sport of Saint-Martin from the resources, expertise and sports performance Antilles-Guyane (CREPS Antilles-Guyane) Center.

Field trip with the interns of BAPAAT Sport de Saint-Martin © AGRNSM

One conference per year

Within the framework of Life BIODIV’OM project, one conference per year is given in universities or in naturalist training, with the aim of presenting the project and the progress of actions carried out in the five territories concerned (Martinique, Guyana, Reunion, Mayotte and Saint-Martin).

Various themes are discussed during these meetings, making the link between the local issues of conservation of threatened biodiversity and the specialties of the participants’ training: impacts of sports and tourism activities on the environment, marine biodiversity and marine ecosystems.

Field trips and classroom workshops

Exchange workshop with interns from BAPAAT Sport de Saint-Martin © AGRNSM

In order to raise awareness among young trainees of the Professional Aptitude of Assistant Animator Technician (BAPAAT Sport) of Saint-Martin, AGRNSM organized a field trip on November 6 to raise awareness among young people about grouper habitats (mangroves, reefs) and an in-room exchange workshop on November 16 centered on the fish / grouper theme of LIFE BIODIV’OM.

These university interventions aim to make young people aware of the potential impact of sports and tourism activities on the habitats of these endangered species in order to preserve them as well as possible.

To learn more about the actions taken to preserve the Nassau Grouper and the Atlantic Goliath Grouper