Protecting threatened Over-seas biodiversity

Local populations participate in the protection of endangered species!

In 2019 and 2020, the partners of LIFE BIODIV’OM produced voluntary leaflets for local populations in their respective territories. The goal? Encourage the general public to participate in the protection of these threatened species and spaces through various means. How? We will explain everything to you !

Participating in the predator management program
In Reunion Island as well as in Martinique, two species of birds are threatened by various predators which consume their eggs or their chicks which can sometimes also attack adults. In order to reduce the threat of these predators, the Société d’Etudes Ornithologiques de La Réunion, the Réunion National Park and the Martinique Natural Park have decided to set up Brigades: the “Tuit-tuit Brigade” and the “Thrasher Brigade ”. These brigades, made up of volunteers accompanied by employees of local structures, aim to help set up predator management protocols in the territories during participatory workcamps. Thus, limiting the presence of predators over the duration of species reproduction makes it possible to promote the reproductive success of these birds and the survival of the species.

Transmiting observation data for these species
In Mayotte, Guyana and on the island of Saint-Martin, GEPOMAY, GEPOG and the National Nature Reserve of Saint-Martin are counting on local populations to improve knowledge about these endangered, discreet and still little known species.

In Mayotte, the leaflet aims to enable all people to be able to identify a Madagascar pond-heron and to be able to transmit the correct information necessary to GEPOMAY.

In Guyana, GEPOG is also deploying a leaflet with the aim of collecting as much data as possible on the Atlantic Goliath Grouper. A focus on the ObsenMer platform makes it possible in particular to understand how to transmit this data. A call to sinners also draws their attention to the yellow markers implanted on certain individuals during scientific studies previously carried out and for which their observations and the reporting of information are essential.

In Saint-Martin, the National Nature Reserve of Saint-Martin deploys a participatory observation network: The Grouper Eye. The goal? Call on the general public, divers and fishermen to encourage them to transmit their observations of Atlantic Goliath Grouper and Nassau Grouper to the management association of the reserve.

Communicate on potential threats
In Guyana, to ensure the protection of savannas, GEPOG focused these two leaflets on two invasive plant species that threaten this ecosystem with the aim of better understanding the impact of these species so that they are no longer used by populations but replaced by local species.