Traditional mowing in the Moyenne Vallée de l'Oise Direct destruction of breeding habitat by planting poplar Inondation sur la moyenne vallée de l'Oise
The Basses Vallées Angevines near Cheffes Testing the “friendly bar” mower in Normandy G. Mourgaud compiling biometric data (LPO Anjou) A meadow partly destroyed by poplar stands, partly retained for hay harvesting
Dawn in the Basses Vallées Angevines (Lower Anjou Valleys) Dawn in the Moyenne Vallée de l'Oise (Central Oise Valley)

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 (...)