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

Published: 01 May 2020
Last edited: 02 October 2020
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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.


West and South Europe
Scale of implementation
Forest ecosystems
Temperate evergreen forest
Biodiversity mainstreaming
Connectivity / transboundary conservation
Habitat fragmentation and degradation
Local actors
Other theme
appropriation by the inhabitants
environmental education
wild nature protection
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


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

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Gabriel HIRLEMANN Regional Nature Park of the Vosges du Nord