Natura 2000 & Unesco

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.