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Title of the project

Property acquisition for the Little Bustard and little sedentary plain fauna conservation


Little Bustard and little sedentary fauna conservation:
– Property acquisition,
– Faunistic culture,
Faunistic and floristic follow-up

Hunters are fully involved


acquisition of 28 ha of field which are extendingcoherent whole landeffective management action


Country France
Level Local
Site Bessan
Municipalities involved bessan
Province(s) Hérault (34)
Region Languedoc-Roussillon

Starting date


Habitat Types


Protection status of the areas

Natura 2000, Areas with voluntary or mandatory hunting ban , Hunting reserve


Species Caracteristics Huntable species, Protected species
Species Type Birds, Mammals
Name(s) of main species Little Bustard (Tetrax tetrax)

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities), Research and data collection (e.g. monitoring, bag data), Communication and education (for different target audiences e.g. hunters, the wider public), Land purchase (e.g. purchase areas for management and restorations activities)


Leading partners -LPO 34: herault.lpo.fr/- SAFER Languedic-Roussillon: www.saferlr.com/-Conservatoire d'espaces naturels du Languedoc-Roussillon: www.cenlr.org/
Other partners Fondation pour la Protection des Habitats et de la Faune Sauvage: www.fondationdeschasseurs.comFDC 34: http://www.fdc34.com/DREAL: www.languedoc-roussillon.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/Conseil Général 34: www.herault.fr/Fondation Nature et Découverte: www.fondation-natureetdecouvertes.com

Estimation of the budget (total or annual)

140000€ in total budget

Estimation of Human Resources needed

6 hunting federation members


http://www.chasseurdulanguedocroussillon.fr/c/l-outarde-canepeti-re_FRCLR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8v2jEPFKH2U