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Wildlife Inventory in the canopy of the forests in French Guyana

The CAFOTROP nonprofit organization conducts scientific expeditions around the world to study forest canopy biodiversity. CAFOTROP develops tree-climbing techniques to allow access to the canopy for scientific purposes.

MARCH 2020

Installation d’un appareil photographique automatique dans la couronne d’un yayamadou

Installation of an automatic camera in the crown of a Virola kwatae tree at the side of national highway 2 in Guyana, between Régina and Saint-Georges-de-l’Oyapock.
  • Project partner: CAFOTROP
  • Country:  France
  • Project type: Preservation of the environment
  • Budget: €2,500

CAFOTROP develops tree-climbing techniques to allow access to the canopy for scientific purposes. In 2019, the Petzl Foundation contributed to the funding of a field mission in the Guyanese forests. Together with tree-care professionals, scientists from the French National Museum of Natural History set up hidden cameras in fruit trees on the edge of national highway 2, southeast of Cayenne.

The first results show the unexpected presence of fruit-eating vertebrates inside the canopy. These species make an essential contribution to the dispersion of seeds, thus ensuring forest regeneration.



Uploaded in March 2020


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