Castillon de Larbust. Wetlands: five new classified areas

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More than 1,700 hectares of biodiversity in the municipality of Castillon de Larbust are protected by the Haute-Garonne Department Council.

On Thursday, May 19, elected representatives of the Upper Garonne Departmental Council approved the registration of 5 new areas in the Wetlands Conservatory Department, as well as the classification of surrounding areas in sensitive natural areas. Spaces (ENS), in the city of Castillon de Larbust.

In the Larboust Valley, the area includes three alpine valleys, dominated by peaks over 3,000 meters high. With 3 plots, which are already registered in the Departmental Conservatory of Wetlands in January 2021, the municipality will now protect 82.96 hectares. Five new wetlands that are part of the conservatory: the blue lake wetlands, the peatlands of Lake Graves, the green lake, the stream east of the black lake and the Guradad stream.

A total of 53 sites, or 444.8 hectares, in the Upper Garonne, are thus registered by the Department in the Department of the Wetlands Conservatory. All of them have been previously consulted with interested communities and / or associations.

The conservatory is one of the 32 priority actions of the Garon-Amont Territory project, approved by elected officials of the department on October 20, 2020. It is based on the Department’s 2016 wetland inventory. The project of the Garon-Amont territory reminded of the urgency of protecting the natural environment for water conservation and quality. By slowing down the flow of water, filtering it and maintaining its freshness in the summer, wetlands provide essential services for biodiversity and human activities. While threatened by the effects of global warming and human pressure, all participants in the territorial project realized the need to stop their extinction. In addition to creating a buffer zone around these 8 classified wetlands, the city of Castillon de Larbust wanted to include the mountain pastures that surround them as a sensitive natural area. A total of 1,618 hectares in the municipality will be classified as ENS.

This area is a special protection area under Natura 2000. There are such wonderful species as golden eagle, tengmalma owl, capercaillie, alpine partridge, bearded vulture, red kite, peregrine falcon and white-backed woodpecker. Thus, according to this new classification, 6,918.45 ha are now classified as a sensitive natural area by the Department Council.

Wetlands: five new classified and protected areas

On Thursday, May 19, elected officials of the Upper Garonne Departmental Council approved the registration of 5 new areas in the Departmental Conservatory of Wetlands, as well as the classification of surrounding objects in sensitive natural spaces (ENS), in the town of Castillon de Larbust.

In the Larboust Valley, the area includes three alpine valleys, dominated by peaks over 3,000 meters high. With three plots already registered with the Departmental Conservatory of Wetlands in January 2021, the municipality will now protect 82.96 hectares. Five new wetlands: Wetlands near Blue Lake, Peatlands of Lake Graues, Green Lake, a stream east of Black Lake and Guradad.

A total of 53 sites, or 444.8 hectares, in the Upper Garonne, are thus registered by the Department in the Department of the Wetlands Conservatory. All of them have been previously consulted with interested communities and / or associations.

The conservatory is one of the 32 priority actions of the Garon-Amont Territory project, approved by elected officials of the department on October 20, 2020. It is based on the Department’s 2016 wetland inventory. The Garon-Amont project reminded of the urgency of protecting the natural environment to preserve water and preserve its quality. By slowing down the flow of water, filtering it and maintaining its freshness in the summer, wetlands provide essential services for biodiversity and human activities. While threatened by the effects of global warming and human pressure, all participants in the territorial project realized the need to stop their extinction. In addition to creating a buffer zone around these 8 classified wetlands, the city of Castillon de Larbust wanted to include the mountain pastures that surround them as a sensitive natural area. A total of 1,618 hectares in the municipality will be classified as ENS.

This area is a special protection area under Natura 2000. There are such wonderful species as golden eagle, tengmalma owl, capercaillie, alpine partridge, bearded vulture, red kite, peregrine falcon and white-backed woodpecker. Thus, according to this new classification, 6,918.45 ha are now classified as a sensitive natural area by the Department Council.

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