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Title of the project

Hunters and wetlands: Action!FDC Charente-Maritime


Hydraulic management for the improvement of wetlands in order to increase the land availibility for birds.
La cabane des Moins is used to host visitors and students in order to raise awareness about wetland species and habitat.

They also manage the network in order to control the water level in different areas and favor different species. As a result, there are 221 bird species in the area.
The area is also managed for visitors in order to avoid negative impacts on the habitat and the species.

The hunters conducted several activities: census, ringing programs, control of invasive species as the coypu (Myocastor coypus).


We can find 221 species on the area that encompasse 161 national protected species and 52 hunting species.The biodiversity of the area is suitable for endangered species like the European pond turtle (Emys orbicularis) and the European mink (Mustela lutreola)A total of 52000 visitors had come since the opening in 1994.


Country France
Level Local
Site La cabane de Moins
Municipalities involved Breuil-Magné
Province(s) Charente-Maritime
Region Poitou-Charente

Starting date


Habitat Types



Species Caracteristics Migratory species, Invasive Alien species
Species Type Birds, Mammals
Name(s) of main species Coypu (Myocastor coypus)

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities), Communication and education (for different target audiences e.g. hunters, the wider public)


Leading partners Fédération départementale des chasseurs de la Charente-Maritime (http://www.chasseurs17.com/)
Other partners Institut national de la recherche agronomique (http://www.inra.fr/en/Scientists-Students)Rochelle University (http://www.univ-larochelle.fr/?lang=en)Fondation pour la protection des habitats de la faune sauvage (http://www.fondationdeschasseurs.com/fphfs/)


Fédération Nationale des Chasseurs, Chasseurs et zones humides: actions!, 2009http://www.chasseurdefrance.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Chasseurs_et_zones_humides__action.pdf