Natural Climate Buffer Study Tour 2024
23 April - 25 April
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The Natural Climate Buffer Study tour 2024 will include visits to various projects targeting adaptation to climate change and other threats in coastal and wetlands areas in southern France.
- DAY 1 The trip will start with a bang with a visit of the exciting Petit Travers lido project located near Mauguio, where Conservatoire du littoral, Communauté d’Agglomération du Pays de l’Or and other local partners are addressing coastal retreat, public access and dune ecosystems restoration in an innovative way that includes road suppression and beach nourishment. We will also visit the Camargue’s former saltworks NBS project. Owned by Conservatoire du littoral and managed by Parc naturel régional de Camargue, Tour du Valat and Société nationale de protection de la nature, a large area of coastal lagoons and saltmarshes are used as a buffer to mitigate disaster seaflood risk while connections between the sea and the lagoons are restored for the benefit of migrant fish and other marine wildlife.
- DAY 2 We will have the oppportunity to visit Plan-de-la-Garde project led by Département du Var. This exciting NBS project focuses on the creation of freshwater wetlands for flood risk management, while providing a heaven for biodiversity and visitors. This will be followed by a visit to Vieux Salins in Hyères, where Conservatoire du littoral and Métropole Toulon Provence Mediterranée have implemented an innovative rock removal action with the aim of renaturing a portion of the coastline
This study tour to southern France will also be an opportunity to discuss about future projects and actions to be implemented in the frame of the Eurosite “Wetlands & Climate Change” working group.