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World Wetlands Day - The corncrake in the heart of the valley

Wednesday 19 February 2014, by Sophie Duhautois

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Wetlands are unknown and damaged natural habitats. Nevertheless they are essential to the proper functioning of the natural areas and our actions, they are celebrated each year during a global day.

In 2014, this international event focuses on the partnership between wetlands and agriculture.

In the framework of this day, the LPO in partnership with the city of Saintes and the Chamber of Agriculture of the Charente-Maritime offers to enter at the heart of the wetlands in the vallée de la Charente, its ecological and socio-economic matters.

Particular attention will be devoted to the corncrake, threatened bird species by the loss of its main habitat : wet meadows of river valleys. It is so threatened that he is provided with a LIFE+ Nature programme, ambitious European project which aims at preventing the extinction of the species and restoring its breeding habitat.

The evening programme will include: showings of films, presentation of the natural wealth of the valley and the opening of the exhibition for the Corncrake protection.
This convivial moment of exchanges and debates on the preservation of the biodiversity of the valley will end with a cocktail offered by the city of Saintes.

You are welcome on Monday 3th February 2014 from 18.00 to 20.00 at the salle Nivelle within the Hôtel de Ville of Saintes.