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Title of the project

Restoration and management of Domaine de Pachan wetlands in Gironde

Description

The Domaine de Pachan has a diversity of natural habitats that are very favourable to many bird species. The site is home to a rich and diverse fauna e.g. white stork (Ciconia ciconia), common spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia), pied avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta), common redshank (Tringa totanus), western osprey (Pandion haliaetus) etc. Hunters have undertaken major work to restore the environment. 3 ponds were created (15 ha) and by using earthworks permanent wetland was restored.

Results

As the result of above mentioned measures 125 waterbirds species were observed, including 30 nesting species and 10 probable nesting species. The common curlew (Numenius arquata) was present both during migration and wintering.

Location

Country France
Level Local
Site Domaine de Pachan
Province(s) Gironde
Region Nouvelle Aquitaine

Habitat Types

Wetland

Species

Species Caracteristics Huntable species, protected species, threatened species, abundant species, migratory species
Species Type Birds
Name(s) of main species hite stork (Ciconia ciconia), common spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia), pied avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta), common redshank (Tringa totanus), western osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

Conservation action(s)

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

Partners

Publication(s)

http://chasseurdefrance.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/fnc_livret_chasseurs_acteurs_courlis_2018.pdf