Title of the project
NATURA 2000 integrate into a local hunting management plan
The major challenges facing the site involved reopening and maintaining habitats of natural wetlands and the semi-open garrigue. The conservation and management of natural habitats and species of Community interest (Bonelli’s Eagle in particular) are beneficial for red partridges, the symbolic species of hunting in Provence.
The administration, hunting organisations and local partners were involved in defining a NATURA 2000 management plan for the Grand Site Sainte Victoire (12,700 ha of SPA s and 29,211
ha of SAC s). At the same time, a local hunting management plan integrating the principles of NATURA 2000 was prepared.
Hunters contributed to the conservation of a mosaic of habitats and the protection of forests against fires via operations to promote the cultivation of flora of biological interest and maintain semi-open areas by clearing the land. The common interests of stakeholders made it possible to integrate hunting actions into local charters (Environmental Charter of the Aix Region and the Territorial Forest Charter). A presentation leaflet was published in 2005. This operation was a pilot approach in the south of France.
Protection status of the areas
|Species Caracteristics||Huntable species, Protected species, Threatened species|
|Name(s) of main species||Bonelli’s Eagle (Aquila fasciata), Red partridge (Alectoris rufa)|
|Leading partners||I dont know|
Federation of Associations for Hunting and Conservation of the EU