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Title of the project

Chasseurs et zones humides: actions! FDC Manche

Description

First, they created waterbody in the north of the area in 1987.
In 2004/2005, they created a pedagogic trail with observation windows and they managed the waterbodies to increase the carrying capacity for birds.
Finally, they created a trail for environmental initiation with three new observatories and they managed the area specifically for waterfowl, shorebirds and other large wading birds

Results

The species most represented on the site during migration are: mallard (300-400), common teal (500-600) and lapwing (1500-2000).
Several other species frequent the site: Northern shoveler, wigeon, shelduck, greylag goose, snipe, Common stilts, Spoonbills, egret ....

Location

Country France
Level Local
Site Gefosse Haven
Municipalities involved Gefosse and Anneville-sur-mer
Province(s) Manche
Region Basse-Normandie

Starting date

1987

Habitat Types

Wetland

Protection status of the areas

Natura 2000, National protected area

Species

Species Caracteristics Migratory species
Species Type Birds

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities), Communication and education (for different target audiences e.g. hunters, the wider public)

Partners

Leading partners Fédération départementale des chasseurs de la Manche (http://www.fdc50.com/contact-liens-mentions/contact/autres-contacts/default.asp),
Association de chasse maritime de la côte ouest du Cotentin
Other partners Communauté de communes du canton de Lessay (http://www.canton-lessay.com/web/index.php)

Estimation of the budget (total or annual)

300,000 euros for the management works

Publication(s)

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

Weblinks

http://www.chasseurdefrance.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Chasseurs_et_zones_humides__action.pdf