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…

The use of dataloggers to understand the White-breasted Thrasher better

At the moment, there is very little data on the abiotic (i.e. non-living) characteristics of the habitat of the White-breasted Thrasher, a species endemic to the Lesser Antilles and globally threatened.

To determine the characteristics of the habitat better, teams from Life+ Cap DOM on Martinique are using ’capteurs Eko’ (dataloggers), innovatory tools which, from observations of the bird’s actions, enable researchers to determine the abiotic factors of its surroundings. Used in conjunction with ’Song Meters’, they help to characterise and locate the remaining hotspots where the species lives.

In due course, this method should also be able to be used in areas where similar problems occur, so that other threatened species may also be protected!

Keywords : Martinique, White-breasted trasher, Video