Hunters and wetlands: Action!FDC Hérault

March 29, 2017 FACE

Maintenance and management of the wetland. Reedbeds are pastured by horses in late winter. In times of drought, they attempt to open the reeds by mechanical grinding. Monitoring of the wintering population. Monitoring of the breeding chronology of the mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) and the coot (Fulica atra) was conducted with a collaboration between hunters and NGOs. Management plan of the reserve is in current writing with the collaboration of Montpellier University and a future project plan to regurlarly host schools or public during big awareness raising events.

Country: France
Starting date:
Species: Mallard (Anas Platyrhynchos), Coot (Fulica Atra)
Species characteristics: Migratory species
Type of actions: Management of habitats and wildlife
Leading partners: L'Association de chasse maritime de l'étang de l'Or (

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