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…

Meet the ’SOS Papangue’ team on La Réunion

The Réunion Harrier, or ’Papangue’ in Creole, is the only endemic raptor that breeds on the island of La Réunion. It is a species under threat, classed as ’Endangered’ in the national Red List, that can suffer from secondary poisoning after having consumed rats. This poisoning manifests itself in internal bleeding, but can be treated quickly by a vet. To increase the survival chances of the birds, SEOR have formed a team of volunteers – ’la Brigade SOS Papangue’ – who keep an eye out for any harriers that might be showing signs of sickness.

Keywords : Réunion, Roche-Ecrite Nature Reserve, Buffer zone of the National Park, Réunion Harrier, Video