Brittany plans to classify 4 new regional nature reserves

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Published on 02/02/22 - Updated on 17/03/22

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Brittany has selected 4 sites to join the network of Regional Nature Reserves: the coastal dunes and marshes of Guissény (29), the Bigouden dunes and palms (29), the Langazel wetland (29) and the La Poterie moors (22). They will be among the 9 existing reserves.

Brittany has plans to classify 4 nature reserves out of the 11 files studied.From this year and until 2023, these sites will benefit from technical and financial support, as each site currently receives nearly €40,000 per year from the Region. The aim is to carry out all the work necessary to obtain the final classification. 

What is the purpose of a nature reserve?
Biodiversity is a powerful factor of attractiveness, which remains fragile in the face of pressure, particularly human pressure, so it is important to preserve these areas. 
As tools for management, protection and knowledge of natural environments, and for environmental education, the reserves receive financial support from the Region.
To follow up on a reflection initiated in 2003, the Regional Council of Brittany has gone beyond the simple appropriation of the new regional nature reserve tool by proposing a remarkable space of Brittany label in order to recognise the regional nature reserves as reservoirs of biodiversity.

In short, a regional nature reserve is an area classified for 10 years that has a high heritage value (geological, ecological, historical, etc.) and is open to the public while mobilising all local stakeholders.

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