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Title of the project

Acquisition, arrangement and management of the Biterne hunting and fauna reserve (38 ha including 22 ha of water)


Area conservation
Creation of a reserve on the Rhin-Rhône migration line
Research and follow-up
Awareness and information

Hunters’ work:
Field acquisition
Arrangement of two ponds and their water alimentation trench
Arrangement of two paths and one bridge
Installation of several observatories
Renovation of a farm and arrangement of a reception center for the public
Conception and setting up of a management plan for the reserve


Breeding and nesting potentiality increasedEnvironment education improved with 8000 visitors nowadays


Country France
Level Local
Site Réserve de Chasse et de faune sauvage de Biterne
Municipalities involved Arthun
Province(s) Loire
Region Rhône-Alpes

Starting date


Habitat Types

Farmland, Scrub/Grassland, Wetland

Protection status of the areas

Natura 2000, Hunting reserve


Species Caracteristics Protected species, Migratory species
Species Type Birds

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities), Research and data collection (e.g. monitoring, bag data), Communication and education (for different target audiences e.g. hunters, the wider public), Land purchase (e.g. purchase areas for management and restorations activities)


Leading partners ONCFS : www.oncfs.gouv.fr/Université de Saint-etienne: www.univ-st-etienne.fr/Association de chasseurs GE: Association botanistePisciculteurSyndicat d'étangs
Other partners Conseil Général de la Loire: www.loire.fr/

Estimation of the budget (total or annual)

727890€ in total budget

Estimation of Human Resources needed

4 hunters