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Protecting threatened Over-seas biodiversity
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Coordinating beneficiary

Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux (LPO)

Committed to conservation for over 100 years with 50 000 members, 500 active volunteers, 400 paid staff in mainland France and a network of local associations that are active in 79 French departments, today the LPO is France’s largest conservation organisation.

With much experience in coordinating LIFE projects, it will ensure that those actions implemented by the 6 associated beneficiaries in the OR’s (Outermost Regions with the EU) abide to their commitments to the European Commission.

Associated beneficiaries

Association de Gestion de la Réserve Naturelle de Saint-Martin – « The Saint-Martin National Nature Reserve management association »

The AGRNSM has managed the Saint-Martin national nature reserve since 1998 assuring not only the protection of the island’s various land and marine habitats but also that of land owned by the Saint-Martin Littoral Conservancy. Its various missions include public awareness, increasing knowledge of habitats and species, rehabilitating populations and environmental policing.

Groupe d’Etudes et de Protection des Oiseaux de Mayotte – « The Birds of Mayotte Study and Protection group »

Since 2010 the GEPOMAY has been involved in studying and protecting birds as well as their habitats.  Committed to environment awareness, the organisation regularly organizes outings and events for the public and proposes to participate in wildlife censuses.

Reunion National Park

Created in 2007, the Park includes 24 parishes covering 42 % of the island and harbours 94 % of its biodiversity. Classified since 2010 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site the main mission of this French National Park is to develop the understanding, protection and appreciation of the islands endemic wildlife.

Groupe d’Etude et de Protection des Oiseaux en Guyane – « The Birds of Guiana Study and Protection group »

Created in 1993, the GEPOG is a certified nature protection organisation with more than 300 members. Its self-imposed objective is to fight against biodiversity decline through increasing knowledge, to participate in the management of natural areas and to contribute to environmental education.

Société d’Etudes Ornithologiques de La Réunion – « Reunion Bird study society »

Created in 1997, the society has more than 400 members and has about 20 staff. It works to save birds in distress, on environmental education, undertakes studies concerning bird conservation, manages natural sites and organizes volunteers.

Martinique National Park

Created in 1976, the Park works with the 32 parishes that it incorporates in sustainable development and leads many actions in such various activities as agriculture, tourism, the environment and the economy.

With the financial help of

Conservatoire du Littoral « the Coastal conservancy »

Le Conservatoire du Littoral (CDL) is a public institution whose mission is to ensure the protection of the 200 000 hectares of more than 750 sites. Its aim is to acquire a third of France’s coast in order that it won’t be developed or artificialised whilst at the same time protecting coastal cultural heritage.

Direction de l’Environnement, de l’Aménagement et du Logement « Department of the environment, infrastructure planning and housing »

Under the authority of the prefet (county head of government affairs), the Direction de l’Environnement, de l’Aménagement et du Logement’s (DEAL) mission is to implement state policies locally driven by the two ministries  « Ministère de la Transition Ecologique et Solidaire (MTES) » and the « Ministère de la Cohésion des territoires (MCT) ».  The government agencies:

Ministère de la Transition Ecologique et Solidaire « Ministry for Ecological transition and Solidarity »

The « Ministère de la Transition Ecologique et Solidaire » (MTES) is the French ministry charged with preparing and applying the government’s policies on sustainable development, the environment and green technology, energy and energy transition, climate, prevention of natural and technological risks, industrial security, transport and its infrastructures, infrastructure and urban planning and the sea.

Collectivité Territoriale de Guyane « Guyana territorial authority »

The CTG is a French administrative structure whose purpose is to better the efficiency of territorial public policies.  It oversees various matters including town and country planning, transport, economic development, education, research, public health, culture…

Conseil Régional de la Réunion « Reunion regional council »

The Reunion regional council is an assembly of 45 regional councillors that deliberate on making decisions in order to adopt a certain position or concur on actions in such diverse matters as economic development, education, the environment, tourism and culture.

Agence française de la Biodiversité « French biodiversity agency »

The AFB is a government agency responsible for making sure that public policies are applied in the following areas: knowledge, preservation, management and restoration of terrestrial, aquatic and marine biodiversity.

European Union

The EU (European Union) is a voluntary association of European Countries, in economic and political sectors, in order to assure peace in Europe and promote economic and social progress. Through its LIFE programme it finances projects aimed at preserving the environment and biodiversity.

Reunion National Park

Created in 2007, the Park includes 24 parishes covering 42 % of the island and harbours 94 % of its biodiversity. Classified since 2010 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site the main mission of this French National Park is to develop the understanding, protection and appreciation of the islands endemic wildlife.