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Title of the project

Hunters and wetlands: Action!FDC Ariège


Management of the wetland by planting trees and aquatic vegetation, by creating new water channels, islets and ponds.
The aim is to dedicate this site to birds watching and to raise awareness about the interest and the richness of this habitat.

They also favored the reed beds by decreasing the deepness of some ponds.
They also developped the area in order to allow visits and awareness activities without disturbing the birds and other organisms as bats.


Country France
Level Local
Site Hers,
Municipalities involved Mazère
Province(s) Ariège
Region Midi-Pyrénées

Starting date


Habitat Types



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)


Leading partners Fédération départementale des chasseurs de l'Ariège (http://www.chasse-nature-midipyrenees.fr/ariege/)
Other partners ACCA de Mazères (http://www.ville-mazeres.fr/ACCA-CHASSE)Fédération de l’Ariège de pêche et de protection du milieu aquatique (http://www.peche-ariege.com/)Fondation pour la protection des habitats de la faune sauvage (http://www.fondationdeschasseurs.com/fphfs/)


Chasseurs et zones humides: actions! (Hunters and wetlands: actions!)Fédération Nationale des Chasseurs (National Hunters Federation)2009