27 and 28 of May 28, 2010 - Nantes - Activity Biodiversity

On Thursday 27th May 2010, the first meeting of Activity 6, Biodiversity and Eco-Tourism, was held at Géolittomer in Nantes.

Some twenty people, from 7 of the 13 project partners (Bournemouth University, Universidade de Aveiro, Asociación de Amigos de las Salinas de Interior and the four French partners) attended the meeting, also present were Renato Neves as the Portuguese coordinator, and the Curator of the Parc Naturel Régional de Brière, Bernard Guihéneuf.

The different presentations by Jesús Carrasco, Renato Neves, David Cranstone, Roger Herbert, Jean-Guy Robin provided a greater understanding of the various salt sites.

Anne Bonis presented the general issues of Activity 6 leading to a fruitful discussion in which all those present took part.

The following day, Friday 28th May, a trip to the Marais Vendéen, organised by the Communauté de communes Océan Marais de Monts (partner n° 4), allowed participants to continue the discussion and to discover the biodiversity of the saltpans, both active and abandoned.

The visit as led by Jan-Bernard Bouzillé and Jean-Guy Robin.

Sophie Jeannenot led a visit to the Ecomusée Le Daviaud  where a reception was offered by the Chairman of the Communauté de Communes and the Mayor of La Barre-de-Monts.

Some pictures taken during the visits
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