Protecting threatened Over-seas biodiversity

GEPOG works with BTS GPN !

On February 4, 2020, GEPOG carried out its second intervention at Matiti’s EPLEFPA with the two groups of BTPS Gestion de Protection de la Nature.

Outdoor icebreaker activity © A. Labaye / EPLEFPA 2020

Tutored projects

The school is a sponsor of tutored projects with GEPOG so that students can implement a management strategy for Acacia mangium present on the plots of the school.

GEPOG therefore intervenes in this class in order to answer many questions about the biology and ecology of the species, as well as possible management and monitoring techniques.

In December 2019, GEPOG had also carried out a practical exercise, implementing a diagnostic project management tool, which then put the students in situation on their own project, in order to launch them on the path of “simplified management strategies” to be returned to GEPOG and to the management of the establishment during 2020.

In February 2020, GEPOG carried out a new intervention in order to come back to the first pre-reports produced by the students, to answer their questions and to provide an update on the tutored projects.

Each group having an animation to carry out with the agricultural sectors of the establishment, the GEPOG took the opportunity to provide the students with several icebreaker animation tools and outdoor stretching. Other tools were then used in the room to make you think about planning an animation. All of these tools can be taken up and adapted by students if they wish.

Acacia mangium

Native to Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, it was introduced in the 1980s for revegetation of mining sites. By its rapid growth and its ability to transform soils, the species threatens savannas and more generally open environments by causing the closure of the environment. In addition, its litter is difficult to degrade and prevents the resettlement of native species.

Currently, the species is among the most problematic invasive species in Guyana.