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Title of the project

Environmental mediation carried out by hunting organisation

Description

This project was carried out within the framework of the national plan for the Restoration of Bonelli’s Eagle, in partnership with the Regional Conservatory of Natural Areas and the National Office of Hunting and Wild Fauna.

On these 3 large SPA s, the Regional Federation of Hunters of Languedoc-Roussillon has managed a diagnosis of populations of small, sedentary fauna living in flat open country (population, habitat, management methods), including
both game species and species prey to Bonelli’s Eagle. Their aim was also to assess how officials of local hunting organisations perceive their natural heritage and the NATURA 2000 project, in particular through the presence of Bonelli’s
Eagle.
Following this diagnosis, a second project was planned to put in place actions to improve the habitats of small sedentary fauna and raise awareness among hunters regarding NATURA
2000 within the framework of the future preparation of the DOCOB and the conservation of Bonelli’s Eagle on pilot, demonstratives sites.

Location

Country France
Level Local
Site Le Salagou,Le MinervoisLes hautes-garrigue du-Montpelliérais
Province(s) HéraultAude
Region Languedoc-Roussillon Region

Protection status of the areas

Natura 2000

Species

Species Caracteristics Huntable species, Protected species, Abundant species, Threatened species
Species Type Birds, Mammals
Name(s) of main species Bonelli’s Eagle (Aquila fasciatus), small sedentary fauna

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 Regional Hunters' Federation of Languedoc-Roussillon (http://www.chasseurdulanguedocroussillon.fr/)
Other partners ONCFS - Office nationale de la chasse et de la faune sauvage (http://www.oncfs.gouv.fr/)Conservatoire National des Espaces Naturels (http://www.reseau-cen.org/)

Publication(s)

NATURA 2000: An opportunity for Biodiversity and Hunting in EuropeFederation of Associations for Hunting and Conservation of the EUconservation@face-europe.org2006

Weblinks

http://www.chasseurdulanguedocroussillon.fr/webroot/files/pdf/guide-methodo-2012.pdf