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Title of the project

Hunters and wetlands: Action! FDC Calvados

Description

In 1983, the hunting federation bought this area in order to create a place where they compromise hunting and conservation.
The reserve hosts 6000 wintering birds and 1500 visitors. There is an annual grazing and mowing conducted with farmers collaboration.
Furthermore, from the first November to the 15th of March, the different associations permanently watch over the area.

Location

Country France
Level Local
Site Saint-Samson reserve
Province(s) Calvados
Region Basse-Normandie

Starting date

1983

Habitat Types

Wetland

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 du Calvados

Estimation of the budget (total or annual)

770.000 euros

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