Flood meadows in the Marais Poitevin, France

General
National Id: 
France_02
Site name: 
Sèvre Niortaise et Marais Poitevin
Summary: 
Located in the regions Pays de la Loire and Poitou-Charentes, the Marais Poitevin is the 2nd largest wetland in France. About 2000 ha of floodmeadows are owned by local municipalities and commonly managed by local farmers. Such meadows play an important role for water regulation: they contribute to the storage of water during flood events, to groundwater recharge, to the removal of pollutants, etc. In the 1980s, in reaction to their destruction, management agreements between municipalities, the Parc Interrégional du Marais Poitevin and environmental NGOs as well as agreements between municipalities and farmers were signed. They reinforce the traditional agri-environmental management (pluri-specific pastures: cattle, horses, gooses) in order to preserve the numerous services provided by the Marais Poitevin.
The in-depth description of the case study: 
NUTS Code: 
Pays de la Loire
RBD code: 
FRG
Transboundary: 
0
Data provider: 
Guillaume Michel, ACTeon
NWRM(s) implemented in the case study: 
Longitude: 
-0.8
Latitude: 
46.3
Last updated: 18 Jun 2015 | Top