Title of the project
Chasseurs et zones humides: actions! FDC Indre
The aims are to safeguard the habitat threatened by agricultural abandonment, but also to promote wild fauna diversity to sensitize the public, hunters, non-hunters and schools.
A natural afforestation has been conducted and some activities as the mowing, the extensive horses grazing and a traditional fish breeding have enabled to maintain the habitat. The hunters also created three ponds and five observatories with one opened to public for an efficient birds observation.
There is one employee in charge of the maintenance, the monitoring (partnership for scientific monitoring) and the welcoming of visitors.
By controlling some wildlife population like the river rat (Myocastor coypus) and the muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus), there has been an increase of the reed beds.
Finally, they developped awareness raising programs on wetlands issues like their importance, their threats,…
Other actions have been planned as training courses on wetlands management, improving grassland management, creating areas for shorebirds.
The areas of reed beds increased gradually.
|Site||Brenne Regional Natural Park|
|Specific site coordinates||46.705723, 1.315154|
Protection status of the areas
|Species Caracteristics||Invasive Alien species; Not applicable|
|Species Type||Mammals, Not applicable|
|Name(s) of main species||Coypu (Myocastor coypus) and the muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus)|
|Leading partners||Fédération départementale des chasseurs de l’Indre (http://www.chasseursducentre.fr/fdc36/)|
|Other partners||Chérine natural reserve (http://www.reserve-cherine.fr/), CEB de Chizé (http://www.cebc.cnrs.fr/)
Fondation pour la protection des habitats de la faune sauvage (http://www.fondationdeschasseurs.com/fphfs/)