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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…

[Video] A tool in the fight against Acacia mangium: cutting to ground level

Acacia mangium is an invasive tree, originating from Australia and introduced into French Guiana in the 1980s. In open areas, such as the dry savannas of French Guiana, it is a menace both for the native flora and the fauna. Since 2013, GEPOG, under the auspices of the Life+ Cap DOM programme in French Guiana, along with its partners DEAL and the Conservatoire du Littoral, has been testing techniques to control this species. Cutting down adult trees to ground level, as undertaken by the company Elaguyane, has produced some encouraging results as far as protecting heritage habitats is concerned, as shown here at the site of Pripris de Yiyi.

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