Our Projects

Creation of an observation trail in the Bois des Ayes Biological Reserve

Creation of an observation trail in the Bois des Ayes Biological Reserve

September 2022 - October 2022 / 2 months

In the biological reserve of Bois des Ayes (municipality of Villard-St-Pancrace) the town council, in partnership with the National forestry Office and Natura 2000, is proposing to equip a 1.5 km long hiking trail with information signs. This path will become an observation trail to raise awareness…

In progress
Local stakeholders’ (farmers, hunters and naturalists) perception of the extent of the wolf population in the Sainte-Victoire massif, and of its diet: comparison with data obtained by scientific monitoring

Local stakeholders’ (farmers, hunters and naturalists) perception of the extent of the wolf population in the Sainte-Victoire massif, and of its diet: comparison with data obtained by scientific monitoring

May 2022 - April 2024 / 2 years

Evidence of wolf presence (scat) will be collected with the help of a specialised detection dog; each sample will be genetically analysed to identify the individual and to know precisely the number of wolves present on the massif. A reference study (Roda et al., 2021) has shown that humans miss 75%…

In progress
Wildlife in our valleys

Wildlife in our valleys

May 2022 - June 2023 / 14 months

This project, which focuses on wildlife observation, seeks to highlight the resilience and adaptation of wild animals to their environment, particularly after the events of October 2020 (storm Alex), in an approach that crosses several disciplines and different points of view (scientific, visual,…

In progress
Local stakeholders’ perception of vertebrate scavengers in the PACA region; continuation and put into practice of an initial study

Local stakeholders’ perception of vertebrate scavengers in the PACA region; continuation and put into practice of an initial study

May 2022 - December 2022 / 8 months

This is the second phase of the project started in 2020 and supported by the Human-Wildlife Initiative. Mathilde Delaup, as part of her Master's thesis in ethology, plans to expand the database already obtained by interviewing farmers in new territories and also other groups of individuals who…

In progress
CSAM is open! Increasing the visibility of the Wildlife Care Centre

CSAM is open! Increasing the visibility of the Wildlife Care Centre

February 2022 - September 2022 / 8 months

Awareness-raising activities on the preservation of biodiversity and the rescue of injured or distressed wildlife will be organised. These actions will help to communicate the appropriate actions to take in the event of an encounter with a wild animal and to engage visitors, members of associations…

In progress
“Racontars montagnards”, creation of a comic strip on pastoral life in the Mercantour

“Racontars montagnards”, creation of a comic strip on pastoral life in the Mercantour

January 2022 - January 2024 / 25 months

The album will give the general public a view into the daily life of a shepherd, working in constant contact with farm animals and wild animals. It promotes a balanced and harmonious sharing of space between humans and wildlife. On the one hand, it will create a dialogue between the different users…

In progress
Free and Wild - Poetic animal documentary on the fauna of the Mercantour, 52 minutes

Free and Wild - Poetic animal documentary on the fauna of the Mercantour, 52 minutes

January 2022 - December 2024 / 3 years

Two years of fieldwork will be necessary to film the emblematic animals of the Alps (deer, wolves, chamois, ibex, foxes...), but also the less known (black grouse, salamanders, little owls and Tengmalm's owls, eagle owls...). This film, aimed at the general public, will be broadcast on a…

In progress
Deployment of Biodiv'Sports in the South-PACA Region

Deployment of Biodiv'Sports in the South-PACA Region

January 2022 - December 2022 / 1 year

The development of outdoor leisure activities and their impact on biodiversity have led the Association to consider ways of better reconciling the preservation of wild fauna in the area with the presence of humans practising outdoor sports activities. Noting the high level of awareness of nature…

In progress
Reflecting and Acting for Human-Wildlife Coexistence in Biodiversity Areas: Example of the Camargue (PACTE Camargue Project)

Reflecting and Acting for Human-Wildlife Coexistence in Biodiversity Areas: Example of the Camargue (PACTE Camargue Project)

January 2022 - December 2023 / 2 years

The Camargue is a territory with a rich natural and cultural heritage whose identity and functionality are based on a diversity of uses (agriculture, nature protection, tourism, hunting) and users (human and animal). These uses are evolving, due to new socio-economic configurations, the influence…

In progress
Mitigation and prevention of damage caused by the common crane on crops in the Camargue

Mitigation and prevention of damage caused by the common crane on crops in the Camargue

November 2021 - October 2022 / 1 year

The Tour du Valat Foundation will evaluate the use of agricultural land by cranes during the 2021-2022 season. The presence and abundance of cranes in farming plots will be correlated with the cultivation practices recorded. This approach will be complemented by a more detailed analysis of farming…

In progress
Video clips to raise awareness of the damage caused to wildlife and birdlife by everyday human activities

Video clips to raise awareness of the damage caused to wildlife and birdlife by everyday human activities

July 2021 - December 2021 / 6 months

The project of the Association PACA pour Demain is carried out in the framework of the opening of the first wildlife care Centre in the Alpes-Maritimes, in Saint-Cézaire-sur-Siagne in December 2021. The centre hosts injured or distressed wild animals, the vast majority of which (90%) are…

Completed
Rehabilitation of the Sabion trail in the Roya Valley

Rehabilitation of the Sabion trail in the Roya Valley

June 2021 - October 2021 / 5 months

The Human - Wildlife Initiative, sensitive to the damage caused by storm Alex in the hinterland of Nice, supports local actors in their reconstruction activities and in particular the Mercantour National Park in its efforts to rehabilitate hiking trails. Hiking trails limit the impact of man to a…

Completed
Improving knowledge and awareness of the preservation of mountain galliformes in the Alpes-Maritimes

Improving knowledge and awareness of the preservation of mountain galliformes in the Alpes-Maritimes

May 2021 - May 2023 / 25 months

The goal of this project is to collect as much data as possible in order to improve the knowledge about the numbers and distribution range of 4 galliform species (black grouse (Lyrurus tetrix), rock ptarmigan (Lagopus muta), rock partridge (Alectoris graeca), hazel grouse (Tetrastes bonasia)). The…

In progress
PAROLE DE PATOU, awareness programme on the presence of guard dogs in the mountains

PAROLE DE PATOU, awareness programme on the presence of guard dogs in the mountains

April 2021 - September 2021 / 6 months

The project led by the Association FERUS aims to raise awareness about the role of guard dogs protecting herds from potential wolf attacks. The aim is to reduce conflicts concerning guard dogs by encouraging mountain users to adopt appropriate conduct toward the dogs in order to avoid aggressive…

Completed
Communication tools for the territorial mediation Wolf & Pastoralism of the Luberon Regional Natural Park

Communication tools for the territorial mediation Wolf & Pastoralism of the Luberon Regional Natural Park

March 2021 - December 2022 / 22 months

The project will enable the co-development, with local stakeholders of communication tools accessible to all. This will improve knowledge about the presence of these dogs, their location, and the good behaviour to adopt when meeting them, while at the same time, promoting the profession of breeder.

In progress
Removal of unauthorised climbing routes to promote the reproduction of the Egyptian vulture in the Luberon

Removal of unauthorised climbing routes to promote the reproduction of the Egyptian vulture in the Luberon

March 2021 - December 2022 / 22 months

The National Forestry Office, together with its partners involved in the protection of the Egyptian vulture (the Luberon Regional Natural Park, the Conservatory of Natural Areas of the Southern PACA Region and the League for the Protection of Birds), aim to remove climbing routes that interfere…

In progress
Study of the perceptions, attitudes and motivations of farmers on the conservation of scavenger vertebrates in the Southern Alps

Study of the perceptions, attitudes and motivations of farmers on the conservation of scavenger vertebrates in the Southern Alps

January 2021 - July 2021 / 7 months

The project led by Mathilde Delaup, as part of her Master's degree in Ethology, Animal and Human Behaviour, aims to assess the difficulties encountered by farmers in order to improve cohabitation with scavengers. The study, supervised by the University of Oviedo, is based on interviews with…

Completed
Peaceful cohabitation in the mountains

Peaceful cohabitation in the mountains

January 2021 - June 2022 / 18 months

The Association France Nature Environnement PACA proposes various awareness-raising actions aimed at peaceful cohabitation in the mountains and a better understanding of existing conflicts, such as information days for the general public, trainings for volunteers from associations and visits to…

Completed
Natural rendering, a mutually beneficial cooperation between farmers and vultures

Natural rendering, a mutually beneficial cooperation between farmers and vultures

January 2021 - September 2022 / 21 months

The monitored sites are managed by volunteer sheep and goat farmers. Eleven sites are currently in operation. This project aims to install one new site and to inspire other farmers to set up a network of similar sites. The Verdon branch of the LPO Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur is regularly…

In progress
Monitoring of new mammals discovered in the Mercantour

Monitoring of new mammals discovered in the Mercantour

November 2020 - November 2021 / 13 months

The project led by the Association Chrysalide aims to monitor otter and polecat populations discovered in 2018 and 2019 respectively in the Mercantour. The scientific monitoring of these isolated and still unknown mammals in the Mercantour contributes to assessing the health of both populations,…

Completed