» 5-year term: July 2, 2018 to August 31, 2023.
» Budget: € 4,889,000, of which around 60% is for actions to restore natural environments.
» Coordinating beneficiary: Cap Atlantique
» Associated beneficiaries:
- the Communauté de commune de l’Île de Noirmoutier,
- the Syndicat Mixte de la Baie de Bourgneuf,
- the Conservatoire d’espaces naturels des Pays-de-la-Loire,
- the Syndicat d’Aménagement Hydraulique du Sud Loire.
» Main biodiversity issues targeted:
- Lagoon habitat
- The salt meadows
- The elegant avocet
» The sites: 3 Natura 2000 territories:
- The salt marshes of Guérande and Mès,
- The salt marshes of Île de Noirmoutier,
- The salt marshes of the Marais Breton.
All of the sites targeted by the project cover a total of 13,500 ha of salt and salt marshes.
1- Restore community habitats and offer nesting sites for waders on 390 ha of marshland
- Restoration of lagoon habitat: installation and management of hydraulic structures, cleaning of ditches, stripping of basins, water regulations …
- Restoration of salt meadows: shaping of banks, brush clearing, setting up of pasture.
- Creation and maintenance of at least 110 nesting islands.
2- Fight against invasive species: Baccharis, Pampas Grass and Invasive Aquatic Rodents on 3,000 ha
3- Promote the development of sustainable and sustainable management practices in the targeted habitats
- Drafting of a guide to good practice for socio-professionals.
- Experiments with voluntary salt workers
- Reflection on the evolution of MAE thanks to feedback on experiments.
4- Develop knowledge on salt marsh habitats and species
- Updating the mapping of habitats of community interest.
- Monitoring of seagrass meadows, nesting wading birds, seabirds and Leste with large stigmas etc.
5- Sensitize the public and local stakeholders to the ecological challenges of salt / salt marshes and disseminate information at European level
- Website, films, popularization guide, traveling exhibition
- Days and activities for schoolchildren, the general public and actors of the marshland.
- Organization of two European seminars.