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From November 2013 to June 2014, pupils from three classes in the éco-école Augustine-Duchange of Roura have been undertaking a GEPOG association study programme.

Since 2012 the association has fitted several Agami Herons (which breed annually on the Kaw marshes) with Argos satellite transmitters. At regular intervals during the year the pupils have been able to follow the movements of the herons, discovered something of the biology of the species, have learnt about wetland ecosystems and ecology, and have become more familiar with the bird’s habitat during field study visits…

The programme has been rounded out with a variety of other activities: a theatrical production, party games, models and comic-strips made by the students with the Agami Heron as inspiration.

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Anna Stier
Project Leader, Life+ Cap DOM
GEPOG

Keywords : French Guiana, Kaw Marshes, Agami heron, Argos tracking

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