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…

Completion of the telemetric tracking project for the Guinean Cock-of-the-rock

In 2011, GEPOG initiated the attempts to capture Guinean Cocks-of-the-rocks in the Kaw Mountains and attach transmitters to them, under a Life+ CAP DOM programme. The objective was to estimate the area the birds used (their home range), differentiated by sex, both during and outside the period of reproduction.

In total, nine individuals were followed (five males and four females) between 2011 and 2012 out of the twelve initially targeted. A great first both for the association as well as for the species! Although a telemetric project had been carried out previously at Nouragues on a female and two males, it only covered a very short period and a very restricted part of the birds’ home range.

Telemetric tracking of Guinean Cock-of-the-rock © Pierre Grandidier 2012
Telemetric tracking of Guinean Cock-of-the-rock © Pierre Grandidier 2012

Thus, after having spent much time walking through the forests, we now have to analyse all the data. The results should be available in June 2013.

Alizée Ricardou
Project leader