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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…

Extending STOC overseas

The ’Suivi temporel des Oiseaux communs’ (STOC), a point-count survey technique, was not employed in the overseas territories before the launch of the Life+ Cap DOM programme. Used as a structural indicator by the European Union, the technique has proved its worth, and is seriously lacking in those territories where biodiversity is particularly threatened. Under Life+ Cap DOM, the STOC protocols have been adapted to fit the special ecological requirements of the overseas territories, and the launch of these surveys has raised a growing interest among the volunteers and professionals involved in conservation in La Réunion, Martinique and French Guiana.

Keywords : French Guiana, Réunion, Martinique, Video

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