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Title of the project

Management and restoration of the Grand-Laviers settling basins in the Somme


The settling basins of the municipality of Grand-Laviers show variable characteristics favourable to aquatic avifauna. However, the closure of the Abbeville sugar factory resulted in the arrival of water loaded with organic matter and sedimentation took place. That was the moment when hunters started to be active.


Having acquired part of the basins, the Fédération des Chasseurs de la Somme undertook restoration and development work on them in 2011 with the construction of four observation posts. It also officially entrusted the Groupe Ornithologique Picard with the ornithological monitoring and the production of an annual report.


Country France
Level Local
Site Bassins de décantation de Grand-Laviers

Starting date


Habitat Types


Protection status of the areas



Species Caracteristics Birds
Species Type Huntable species, Protected species

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities)


Leading partners Fédération départementale des chasseurs de la Somme
Other partners Groupe Ornithologique Picard