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

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Kaw Marshes

The world’s largest colony of Agami herons
Sites de la Guyane

Territory : French Guiana
Area : 137,000 ha
Status : RAMSAR site, one part is in the Kaw-Roura National Nature Reserve and another part in the Regional Nature Park
Owner : French state
Management authority : AGEP (Nature Reserve Management Committee)
Habitats : mangrove swamps, swamp forests and flooded savanna
Uses : Eco-tourism, hunting, fishing and scientific research

Part of the Kaw Marshes lie within the Kaw-Roura Nature Reserve, which covers 94,700 ha between the towns of Roura and Régina and also includes the northern part of Kaw Mountain. The Kaw Marshes are an internationally important wetland (RAMSAR site).

Las marismas de Kaw, Guayana, T. Deville

This vast wetland is made up of marshes, large mud flats colonized by mangroves and swamp forests crossed by small rivers and dotted with pools. These diverse habitats and their continuity with the Amazonian basin make the Kaw Marshes an exceptional site for wildlife, in particular for numerous threatened species.

The Kaw Marshes host the largest colony of Agami herons currently known.

Keywords : French Guiana, Kaw Marshes, Agami heron