Creation of a network of nature sanctuaries in volunteer communes belonging to the Regional Nature Park of the Vosges du Nord

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Published: 01 May 2020
Last edited: 01 May 2020
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Summary

The Regional Nature Park of the Vosges du Nord is made up of 111 municipalities. A call for projects "designate a sanctuary" was sent to the Park's communes in June 2015. Today 8 communes have been selected with 9 sites representing 18 ha. These sites belong to the communes and are in free evolution.

Classifications

Region
West and South Europe
Scale of implementation
Local
Ecosystem
Forest ecosystems
Temperate evergreen forest
Theme
Biodiversity mainstreaming
Connectivity / transboundary conservation
Habitat fragmentation and degradation
Restoration
Other theme
appropriation by the inhabitants
environmental education
wild nature protection
Challenges
Conflicting uses / cumulative impacts
Ecosystem loss
Sustainable development goals
SDG 15 – Life on land
SDG 17 – Partnerships for the goals
Aichi targets
Target 2: Biodiversity values integrated
Target 12: Reducing risk of extinction
Target 14: Ecosystem services
Target 17: Biodiversity strategies and action plans

Location

La Petite-Pierre, Bas-Rhin, France | Vosges du Nord Regional Nature Park
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Impacts

Education activities for schools, guided tours for the inhabitants, artists residencies, inventories of fauna and flora were organized in the sanctuaries. They were integrated into the photographic observatory of the Park landscape. They support awareness raising about the wild nature.

Contributed by

Gabriel HIRLEMANN Regional Nature Park of the Vosges du Nord