Together, let's defend our environment in Var

La Balane crustacé
Phoque moine
Etoile de mer rouge
Var in Mediterranean Provence is a land of contrasts, including sea, islands, mountains, woods, scrubland and garrigue… Over 400 km of coasts, 600 km of waterways, 400 000 hectares of woody areas, 3000 plant species, 350 bird species, very clean air, and 300 days of sunshine a year. Unfortunately, too many communities are still contributing to the destruction of this natural environment, denying it or exploiting it. If you see any turtles, alive or washed ashore, please notify the Port-Cros National Park, a member of the Var observation network "Tortues marines en Méditerranée Française", on +33(0)5-4644-9910 and follow their instructions.
Tortue Caouanne

The loggerhead turtle

In France, despite being protected since 1991, it already disappeared as a breeding species at the turn of the century. In the sea, it is sometimes accidentally caught in fishing nets. It suffers from pollution as it ingests plastic bags, which it mistakes for jellyfish. The future of this species in the Mediterranean depends on protecting the egg-laying sites that still remain in the eastern zone. Weight: 105 kg, size: 1.10 m. Lives to an average age of 40

France is falling behing 600 species threatened with extinction (UICN reporting) Extinct species : seahorse (hippocampe), harbour porpoise, Pyrenean ibex, Noth Atlantic whale and monk seal (extinct on the Provence coasts since the 30s and in Corsica since late 70s). Brown bear (fifteen or so survivors on the mainland), bat (Mehely's horsehoe) , Orsini's viper...
Endangered species: European hamster, European mink, northern lynx ( fewer than 150 adult individuals have been counted in the Alps, Vosges, and Jura), common dolphin, giant limpet, date shell, diadema setosum, northern minke whale, red tuna, dragonflies, crixkets, Corsican red deer, Herman'ns tortoise, green toad, Lanza's salamander
Critically endangered: bee, swallow, grey wolf, mouflon, sperm whale, three species of bat (Common bent-wing bat), long fingered bat, Felten's myotis, ). Posidonia Oceana, loggerhead turtle....

le Muy
Between 1896 and 1998, the beaches of Provence shrank by 11 metres, as the sea level rose by 11 centimetres during that period. In 2100, they will have shrunk by 25 metres. The erosion of the Var beaches, inexorably rising sea levels, pollution on land and in the sea, changes to fauna and flora... this is a major ecological and economic reality for Mediterranean Provence. Let’s take action with the communes of the Var coast to support the Natura 2000 European plan. Natura 2000
Parc national de Port-Cros
Founded in 1963, Port-Cros National Park, covering 700 ha of dry land and 1288 ha of sea surfaces, is one of the two oldest National Parks in France and Europe’s number one sea park. It includes the islands of Port-Cros and Bagaud, the islets of La Gabinière and Le Rascas, as well as a marine perimeter 600 m wide. Its work also extends to the neighbouring island of Porquerolles, where it manages 1000 ha of natural areas granted to it by the State, and administers the National Mediterranean Botanical Conservatory of Porquerolles, which is in charge of saving wild flora and varieties of fruit trees which are under threat in the Mediterranean  

The 2015 Paris Conference on Climate Change held from November 30 to December 11, 2015 at Le Bourget in France. It is both the 21st conference of the parties (in English: Conference of the Parties, thus the name COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 11th Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto protocol (CMP-11) 1. Each year, participants of the conference meet to decide what to implement, in order to limit global warming below 2 ° C. This agreement acknowledges the existence of a "climate change". The fifth report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 10, published in 2014, provides for a temperature rise of 0.3 to 4.8 ° C by 2100. According to the organizing committee, the the objective is "to achieve, for the first time, a universal and binding agreement to fight effectively against climate change and accelerate the transition to societies and resilient economies carbone11 and sober." To this end, the agreement, expected to come into force in 2020, deals with mitigation - the reduction in emissions of greenhouse gases - and societies adapt to existing and future climatic changes. It's about finding a balance between the needs and capacities of each country. The distribution of effort between historical emitters and emerging economies is one of the sensitive points of negotiation.

Natura 2000
SOS Grand Bleu
fleche Environment

C.G.I. Billon

Agnes Malecki
Camp du Domaine

La Meridienne

Carte littoral varois Hyères les Palmiers La Londe les Maures Bormes les Mimosas Le Lavandou Le Rayol Canadel Cavalaire sur Mer La Croix Valmer Saint Tropez Anglade Lavandou Centre Saint Clair La Fossette Cap Negre Aiguebelle Cavaliere Le Layet Pramousquier


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