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Title of the project

Hunters and wetlands: Action! FDC Gironde

Description

The Pachan area is an estuarine marsh which suffered from the land reclamation.
When purchasing the area, the hunting federation has decided to restore the wetland by creating three ponds (15 hectares) in the south-part.
Good hydraulic management practices have led to a permanent wetland.
One farmer is also leading cattle extensive grazing and other agricultural work.

Results

Wildlife is diverse: amphibians (frog green salamander), snakes, lizards, mammals (rabbit, badger), arthropods (insects, worms, spiders, crustaceans) and fish.
Placed on the western flyways of migratory birds, the site plays a staging area for 148 species of birds.
It hosts include: waders, waterfowl, shorebirds, raptors diurnal and nocturnal passerines.
Some species are remarkable and protected by Birds Directive.

Location

Country France
Level Local
Site Le domaine de Pontet Pachan
Municipalities involved Ludon-Médoc
Province(s) Gironde
Region Aquitaine

Starting date

1999

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)

Partners

Leading partners Fédération départementale des chasseurs de la Gironde (https://www.facebook.com/F%C3%A9d%C3%A9ration-des-chasseurs-de-la-Gironde-345667412140989/)

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