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Title of the project

Conservation management of the Black Marsh of Saint Coulban


The Hunters Federation of  d’Ille-et-Vilaine, in partnership with the Habitat Protection Foundation (FPHFS), has acquired a marshy area modified by agriculture, but with strong potential for migratory birds and in particular for shallow water ducks. In order to recover the functionalities of the marsh and facilitate the agricultural maintenance of wet grasslands, the FDC35 has undertaken major restoration and development work. The marsh is recognized as international interest by the Ramsar Convention and classified as a Natura 2000 area.


Today, after more than thirty years, the date of the first acquisition, the action of hunters has made it possible to save more than 350 ha of wet meadows, reeds and woodlands.


Country France
Level Local
Site Marais Noir de Saint Coulban
Region Brittany

Habitat Types


Protection status of the areas

Natura 2000/ Ramsar


Species Caracteristics Huntable species/ Other: not huntable waterfowl
Species Type Birds

Conservation action(s)

Management for habitats and wildlife


Leading partners Fédération départementale des chasseurs d’Ille-et-Vilaine/ Fondation de protection des habitats (FPHFS)