Biodiversity: 5 new protected areas on French territory

Reserves and parks will be created or enlarged to protect biodiversity.

A “integral reserve “ preserved from any human influence and two regional natural parks will soon be created in France, announced Tuesday in Marseille the Secretary of State for Biodiversity, Bérangère Abba, at the World Conservation Congress. The extension of a Natura 2000 site in Normandy and a Breton marine reserve will be added to the system. These announcements reflect the promise made by Emmanuel Macron to protect 30% of the territory by 2030, of which 10% “Strongly”. The first objective has already been almost achieved, but only 1.8% of marine and land areas currently enjoy high protection.

The Corbières-Fenouillèdes regional park, located between Aude and the Pyrénées-Orientales, will cover a very rural and sparsely populated area of ​​180,000 hectares. Prepared locally for a long time, the classification of these landscapes, both mountainous and Mediterranean, is justified by the presence of raptors and rare flora. The place is also home to Cathar castles.

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