Full title: Revegetation of urban and peri-urban areas in the West Indies in favor of pollinators – REVPOL
Aims: Improve revegetation strategies by favoring pollinators
Location: Le Lamentin (Martinique) and Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe)
Summary: The project aims to improve revegetation strategies in urban and peri-urban areas (green spaces, gardens, wastelands) in the French West Indies after the collection and analysis of data about the use of native and exotic plants by different species of pollinators (chiroptera, birds, lepidoptera). It relies on a participatory science approach combining information and awareness-raising activities for target audiences. The project associates two West Indian associations (Caribaea Initiative and AMAZONA) with the municipalities of Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe and Lamentin in Martinique. The results obtained with the project will be used to issue recommendations for the management of public and private green spaces in the partner municipalities and, more generally, at the level of the West Indies.
The project has enabled the creation of a guide for municipalities in Guadeloupe. It details sustainable urban greening practices and lists the species to be preferred, favoring local plants.
Various media have also been created for the general public.
In the press
- Guadeloupe : television report broadcast by Guadeloupe la 1ère on January 29, 2023 (video below)
- Martinique : radio report broadcast on RCI Martinique on January 27, 2023
- Martinique : radio report broadcast on Martinique la 1ère on January 27, 2023
The REVPOL project is carried out in collaboration with: