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Les articles de la rubrique "Fauna"
Whilst man has not yet settled the question to his satisfaction, for the howler monkey it is clearly essence which precedes existence. The character and innermost nature of the red howler are as they are, and it is a placid monkey. We like to think that we have a certain degree...
Monday9 April2012
By Tanguy DEVILLE et Guillaume FEUILLET

23 january 2010, 9AM, mOUNT Kaw Two volunteers from the Group for the Study and Protection of Birds in French Guiana (GEPOG, ‘Groupe d’Etude et de Protection des Oiseaux en Guyane’) slide down into the ravine leading to the vast expanse of marshes on the Angélique plain. It is the beginning...
Sunday8 April2012
By Thomas Luglia - GEPOG

Some animal species interest the general public, and not just the reduced circle of keen nature lovers. There are a large number of such charismatic animals; any list of them would include marine mammals, bears, wolves, sea turtles, and large African wildlife. These species are endearing, frightening and impressive, bound...
Sunday8 April2012
By Guillaume Feuillet – Association Kwata

The background noise It is the beginning of the rainy season at the Montagne de Kaw, and it is raining non-stop. A uniformly grey sky is dropping vast quantities of water over the forest, seeping right through to the heart of the plant mass. The branches of the trees are bowed...
Sunday25 March2012
By Thierry Montford

25 March 2012 0
Spiders are not insects but arachnids, having not six but eight legs and neither antennae nor wings. "Just as well!" some of you will no doubt be saying for it has to be admitted that they are amongst the animals with the worst reputation. But in reality, the few things...
Sunday25 March2012
By Gwenael Quenette

“They look prehistoric!” The startled observers of sea turtles on the beaches of French Guiana are closer to the truth than they realise. The first forms of sea turtle appeared during the Lower Cretaceous over 120 million years ago. And the anatomy of certain fossils that have been found suggests...
Sunday19 February2012
By Guillaume Feuillet

Trees in Amazonia tend to flower annually and often at a very precise moment. This happens at the same period year after year, with all the trees in a single population of a given species coming into blossom simultaneously. This means cross-pollination of flowers from different individuals can take place,...
Sunday19 February2012
By Tanguy Deville

The walker looks up, alerted by a series of “How! How! How!” and the rustling of leaves. Dark humanoid figures rapidly disappear across the treetops. They must be monkeys. At first it looks like there are five or six coming towards him. Given their size and their way of moving,...
Sunday5 February2012
By Guillaume Feuillet

From the estuary of the Amazon in Brazil as far as the Cayenne peninsular in French Guiana there are a large number of wetlands lying behind the mangrove forests in dips formed in the alluvial sea deposits from the Amazon. They make up a series of aquatic (marsh) ecosystems* characterised by...
Sunday29 January2012
By Mathieu Luglia, Eric Vidal, Daniel Guiral – Institut Méditerranéen d’Ecologie et de Paléoécologie, Thomas Luglia - GEPOG