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Title of the project

Animation of the Black-tailed godwit Management National Plan


Vendée Hunting Federation, with the French regional government coordination, is in charge for 6 years (2015-2020) of the national animation of the Black-tailed Godwit National Management Plan.

A National Managment Plan was established by a group of scientific experts mandated by the Ecology ministry and coordinated by ONCFS (National Office for Hunting and Wildlife). During the first year of the Plan, action-fiches were developed by another group composed by specialists and institutional representatives to implement it.

The sucess of the Plan will need the implication of all conservationist actors, including hunters.


Country France
Level National
Site vallée du Lay dans le Marais poitevin, et les Basses vallées angevines
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 Office National de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage (ONCFS) (http://www.oncfs.gouv.fr/)Association Nationale des Chasseurs de Gibier d’Eau (http://www.ancge.fr/)Fédération Nationale des Chasseurs de France (http://chasseurdefrance.com/)France Nature Environnement (http://www.fne.asso.fr/)Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux France (https://www.lpo.fr/)Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (https://www.mnhn.fr/en)