Protecting threatened Over-seas biodiversity

Visit the Galleon site and Tintamarre islet for the students of Saint-Martin!

School activities on Life BIODIV’OM in Saint-Martin continue in class and started on the field.

School Field Interventions with AGRNSM © AGRNSM

On the occasion of Sea Discovery Day, the National Natural Reserve of Saint-Martin took more than 200 pupils of CE2 and CM1 to the site of Galion and the Tintamare islet in order to present them to present the habitats of groupers (ecosystems mangrove, herbarium, corals) and the scientific actions of the Reserve, including those carried out under the LIFE BIODIV’OM on groupers.

Many classes of different levels have asked to discover the actions of Life BIODIV’OM and other animations and scientific projects are being prepared.

Involve local people

The implementation of school-based interventions is part of a broad awareness program aimed at involving local people and local decision-makers in the protection of endangered species.

Thus, in each territory, 6 school interventions in class and on the field must be carried out every year. For the AGNRSM, these interventions began in October and new workshops are been planned in November and December with elementary schools, colleges and high schools.

They will take place in class but also in the field, the opportunity to discover the two species of grouper, their fragile habitats and the study and management missions of these populations.

A broader awareness program

In order to raise local awareness of the protection of the Atlantic Goliath Grouper and the Nassau Grouper, the AGNRSM also produced, with the help of GEPOG in Guyana, an awareness clip on the Atlantic Goliath Grouper and also carried out an awareness clip of the the Nassau Grouper.

Leaflets will also be deployed locally to raise awareness and encourage them to send their data when they observe individuals of Atlantic Goliath Grouper and Nassau Grouper.