The programme CHARC, knowledge of the ecology and habitats of two species of coastal sharks on the western coast of Reunion Island, is accessible via the web site of IRD Reunion by clicking the link below:

 

 

The IRD Reunion website is accessible by clicking the link below:

CHARC - Knowledge of the ecology and habitats of two species of coastal sharks on the western coast of Reunion Island


Context

In the context of the "sharks "problematic in La Réunion and of engaged actions by the police makers to better manage the risks, IRD was entrusted for the programme CHARC that consists on studying the ecology and habitat of two species of coastal sharks (the bull shark: Carcharhinus leucas and the tiger shark: Galeacerdo cuvier ) on the western coast of Réunion Island. 

The main objectives of the programme are to define and characterise the micro-habitats of these two coastal species on the western coast of Reunino Island in order to better answer to the two major following questions:

  • How these animals use their environment (i.e., biotic and abiotic) and how they adapt to habitat fluctuations and modifications ?
  • What are the relevant biological information that allows to implement a politic of shark risk management in Reunion Island, while preserving the marine environment ?

Objectives

This catalogue aims to provide access to creations and cartographic data from the "CHARC" programme.

Web site administrators, data providers

IRD (Institut de Recherche et de Développement).

This catalogue for whom?

This catalogue is restricted to the partners of the programme.

Partners

  • Comité Régional des Pêches Maritimes et des Elevages Marins de la Réunion « CRPMEM »,
  • GIP Réserve Nationale Marine de la Réunion « GIP RNMR »,
  • Groupe Local d'Observation et d'Identification des Cétacés « GLOBICE »,
  • Ifremer,
  • Kélonia, l'Observatoire des tortues marines – Centre d'Etudes et de Découverte des Tortues marines ,
  • Université de La Réunion. Laboratoire ECOMAR.

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