A meadow partly destroyed by poplar stands, partly retained for hay harvesting The Basses Vallées Angevines near Cheffes A meadow destroyed by growing corn Dawn in the Moyenne Vallée de l'Oise (Central Oise Valley)
Direct destruction of breeding habitat by planting poplar A Corncrake G. Mourgaud compiling biometric data (LPO Anjou)
A male Corncrake defining its territory

Basses Vallées Angevines

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Discovering the Lower Valleys

Located near Angers, the Basses Vallées Angevines, including the Mayenne, Sarthe and the Loir(e??) valleys, comprises the largest set of confluences of the Loire basin. The whole complex occupies an area of about 7 000 hectares consisting mainly of flood plain grasslands and poplar cultivation, (...)


Conservation actions already undertaken

Mainly since the 1990’s, the Basses Vallées Angevines and the Loire Valley have benefitted from several measures and programmes which addressed the key environmental issues on the site. In the late 1970s, within a context favourable to the hunting of waterfowl, a development project for a (...)