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…

Save the Réunion Harrier: a worldwide task

Sauver le papangue : un enjeu mondial !
Valérie Grondin est Chargée de mission sur le papangue (Busard de Maillard)à la SEOR. Dans le cadre du Life+ CAP DOM, elle travaille sur les menacesd’origines anthropiques qui pèsent sur cette espèce. Braconnage, impactindirect des...

Valérie Grondin is the leader of SEOR’s Réunion Harrier project. As part of the Life+ Cap DOM programme, she works on the threats which are weighing upon this species and which originate with man.

Poaching, the indirect effects of the use of rat-poisons, and the presence of low-level electrical power lines into which it flies are the main causes of the decline of the species. What can be done? Agree preventative measures with the farming community, the electricity companies and those responsible for environmental protection. Valérie also wants to set up volunteer patrols to report on the population status of this Réunion raptor, and perhaps also to try out a system of rapid response whenever injured birds are found.

For Valérie, who has devoted years to this bird “saving the Réunion Harrier is a worldwide task”.

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