Conservation study on Malagasy Pond Heron
France has a biodiversity conservation programme (Life BIOV’OM) for five overseas regions. This should protect endangered species and their habitats. The Malagasy pond heron breeds with 130 pairs in mangrove forests at the tropical island Mayotte north of Madagascar. We know very little about their feeding habitats at the island nor about their movements after breeding. This hampers conservation actions. So, GEPOMAY invited Jan van der Winden and three French specialists to trap six herons in two colonies and equip them with transmitters. Currently these birds already provide fantastic data on their local movements and feeding habitats. A kick-start of this wonderful project.
LPO (Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux)
Lowland Ecology Network
The Lowland Ecology Network is a network of freelancers who focus on ecological research, advice and communication. The emphasis is on nature protection of wetlands at home and abroad. Each participant has specific expertise and as a network we can respond fast and quickly solve complex issues. We are wel connected with experts on subjects such as photography / film, design and nature legislation.
Jan van der Winden
Jan van der Winden Ecology, Research & consultancy
Peter van Horssen
Martin Poot Ecology