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Title of the project

Chasseurs et zones humides: actions!FDC Loire


Maintenance of the area
Some studies have also been conducted on the forage quality of grasslands based on period, the understanding of the space by wintering waterfowl and the organisms monitoring.

First, the hunters created three ponds that cover 22 ha in water and opened to the public in 1994.
Two management plans have been developped for the maintenance of the area conducted by late mowing of the meadows, maintaining and planting hedges and extensive mowing. Finally, they managed the site to host visitors by creating an observatory, developing trails and developping sensitization programs. A progress comittee has been implemented to identify the best management.


This site receives about 900 wintering birds and is very favorable to reproduction (average 36 broods per year of ducks and coots). The public reception is expanding and the site was attended by nearly 6,000 people each year.


Country France
Level Local
Site étangs foréziens
Specific site coordinates 45.763586, 4.054094
Province(s) Loire
Region Rhône-Alpes

Starting date


Habitat Types


Protection status of the areas

Natura 2000


Species Caracteristics 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)


Leading partners Fédération départementale des chasseurs de la Loire (http://www.fdc42.fr/)
Other partners ONCFS (http://www.oncfs.gouv.fr/) Conservatoire régional des espaces naturels (http://www.cen-centrevaldeloire.org/), Université de Saint-Etienne (https://www.univ-st-etienne.fr/fr/index.html), the fish farmerFondation pour la protection des habitats de la faune sauvage (http://www.fondationdeschasseurs.com/fphfs/)

Estimation of the budget (total or annual)

70,000 euros/year

Estimation of Human Resources needed

1,5 employement????


Fédération Nationale des Chasseurs, Chasseurs et zones humides: actions!, 2009,http://www.chasseurdefrance.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Chasseurs_et_zones_humides__action.pdf