These spaces called “Natura 2000 site” are identified for the quality, rarity or the fragility of animal and plant species and their natural habitats.
The Dordogne valley is home to a biodiversity of flora and fauna remarkable at national, European and global scale:
Migratory fish such sturgeon, salmon.
mammals eg otter …
birds (herons, swallows shores …)
reptiles amphibians frog …
and many others …
Natura 2000 is a real challenge for sustainable development reconciles protection of biodiversity and maintenance of human activities
A site classified by Unesco: Biosphere Reserve
The UNESCO brings together exceptional sites that balance biodiversity conservation, cultural development and economic and social development.