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Title of the project

Animation of the Black-tailed godwit Management National Plan


The Hunting Federation of Vendée is leading, with the coordination of DREAL Pays de la Loire, a six-year-project (2015-2020) of animation of the national management plan of the Black-tailed Godwit.

A national management plan has been elaborated by a group of scientific experts mandated by the Ministry of Ecology and coordinated by ONCFS (National Office for Hunting and Wildlife). A second group of specialists and institutional representatives developed action sheets to develop the national management plan.

The success would need the implication of all conservation actors, including hunters.


Country France
Level National
Site Lay valley, in the Poitevin Marshland and Angevine low valleys
Region Vendée

Starting date


Habitat Types

Farmland, Wetland, Coastal

Protection status of the areas

Natura 2000,


Species Caracteristics Huntable species, Protected species, Threatened species, Migratory species
Species Type Birds
Name(s) of main species Black-tailed godwit (Limosa limosa)

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 Fédération Départementale des chasseurs de Vendée (http://www.chasse85.fr/)Préfet de la Région Pays de Loire (http://www.loire-atlantique.gouv.fr/Services-de-l-Etat/Le-corps-prefectoral/Prefet-de-la-region-Pays-de-la-Loire-prefet-de-la-Loire-Atlantique)DREAL Pays de la Loire (http://www.pays-de-la-loire.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/)
Other partners National Office for Hunting and Wildlife (ONCFS) (http://www.oncfs.gouv.fr/) National Association of waterfowl hunters (http://www.ancge.fr/) France National Federation of Hunting (http://chasseurdefrance.com/)France Nature Environment (http://www.fne.asso.fr/)League for Protection of Birds (https://www.lpo.fr/) National Museum of Natural History (https://www.mnhn.fr/en)