As part of the MILEOC project, which is supported by hunters, the restoration of ponds is in full swing!
Between 2017 and 2022, this project resulted in the restoration of 124 ponds in Haute-Garonne.
These small wetlands, which are well known to hunters, are extremely valuable for wildlife, as they provide species with water for drinking, as well as shelter and breeding habitats. This is beneficial not only for game species, but also for biodiversity in the broadest sense, including a multitude of species of birds, amphibians, insects and mammals.
What’s more, these landscape features convey a genuine local cultural and emotional identity that should be preserved and enhanced.
On the strength of these results, the FDC31 intends to pursue its efforts and continue to support the MILEOC project until 2025 in new areas and with new partners!
In light of the ongoing policy discussions about Europe’s new Nature Restoration Law, here’s another successful wetland restoration project in France. Conservation action is essential for biodiversity and the efforts of hunters should be well integrated into future European and national frameworks to support local restoration actions. This project is another excellent example of how hunters are already contributing to the EU’s Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 and nature restoration targets.
Source: FDC31 – Fédération Départementale des Chasseurs de la Haute-Garonne