The LIFE Sallina project

On the French Atlantic coast, human action, by shaping the salt marshes, has contributed to the maintenance of many habitats of community interest and heritage species. This is the case of the Pays-de-la-Loire region, which has nearly 16,000 ha of salt marshes.

This natural heritage is under pressure: lack of hydraulic management, landing, use of mechanical devices during sensitive periods on the one hand, salt and agricultural abandonment on the other hand, development of invasive species, ignorance of the challenges by the general public …

The LIFE Sallina project (for Sustainable Actions on Loire Lagoons for Improvement and Assessment) aims between 2018 and 2023 to restore and conserve habitats of community interest and species of salt marshes in the Pays-de-la-Loire region.