Protecting threatened Over-seas biodiversity

Over 60 students made aware of the protection of the White-breasted trasher!

On January 14, 2020, the Martinique Natural Park carried out three new educational interventions on the Caravelle national nature reserve in order to present the actions of the LIFE BIODIV’OM program.

Presentation of LIFE BIODIV’OM to CM2 classes © PNM

The educational intervention

Led by the local coordinator of Life BIODIV’OM in the Martinique Natural Park, these school interventions enabled 3 CM2 classes from the Simone VATON elementary school in Fort-de-France to be made aware of the challenges of preserving the White-breasted trasher and to know the actions of Life BIODIV’OM deployed locally.

Actions on the White-breasted trasher

Threatened by fragmentation and loss of habitat through urbanization, agricultural activities, and the removal of nesting supports, the species is also impacted by predation by invasive exotic species such as the Black Rat and Small Indian mongoose. In order to face these threats, the Martinique Natural Park will set up a participatory predator management system, the “Trasher Brigade” and will offer alternative materials for the construction of fishing traps. Finally, an ecological corridor will be created in order to increase the living space of the species and thus reconnect more or less isolated areas.