September 18th, 2015

The completion of the Life+ Cap DOM programme!

After five years of work, the Life+ Cap DOM programme, supported by the European Commission and…
August 31st, 2015

[Video] The STOC in French Guiana

Since 2012, GEPOG has been running a STOC (point count) survey in French Guiana, along with the…
August 25th, 2015

[Video] SEOR: a look back over the five years of the programme

A few weeks before the end of the Life+ Cap DOM programme, François-Xavier Couzi, Director of…

Agami Heron upgraded in the IUCN red list

In 2012, the IUCN upgraded the Agami Heron (Agamia agami) from the category of Least Concern to that of Vulnerable: “Based on a model of future deforestation in the Amazon basin, and the bird’s susceptibility to hunting pressures, it is thought that the population of this species will decline rapidly over the next three generations, and it has therefore been upgraded to the category of Vulnerable.”

To clarify the category definitions:

“A taxon is of Least Concern when it has been evaluated against a range of standardized criteria and does not qualify for Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable or Near Threatened. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.”

“A taxon is Vulnerable when the best available evidence indicates that it meets any of the criteria A to E for Vulnerable, and it is therefore considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.”

For more details: and

Eliot equipped with his transmitter © Anna Stier 2012
Eliot equipped with his transmitter © Anna Stier 2012

Anna Stier
Project leader

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