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  Newsletter #22 - June 2016  
  The Mediterranean Wetlands Newsletter  
  Thematic Issue : the petit saint-jean agro-ecological project    

The petit saint-jean estate in the western camargue

Combining innovative agriculture and nature conservation in the Camargue

Since 2012, the Tour du Valat has been carrying out an agro-ecological project in the Petite Camargue, on the Petit Saint-Jean Estate. Overview and prospects for this innovative project which breaks new ground in the Mediterranean region.

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Questions for...
Thierry Gissinger

Fondation de France

The Fondation de France supports the Petit Saint-Jean project, within the framework of its "Agriculture & Food" call for projects.

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Some links

Petit Saint-Jean leaflet (in French)

  News Top  

Success of the third “Young Researchers Conference” and awarding of the first "Alan Johnson Prize”

From 22nd to 24th March 2016, the Tour du Valat hosted the third “Young Researchers Conference” dedicated to conservation sciences in the Mediterranean region, in the presence of scientists coming from a dozen Mediterranean countries.

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A warm reception for the publication of the book "Une vie consacrée aux oiseaux, Alan Roy Johnson 1941-2014"

The book was presented on April 15th, 2016 at the Tour du Valat, in the presence of numerous friends and loved ones who paid tribute to the work of Alan.

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News of the Friends of the Tour du Valat Association

The Friends of the Tour du Valat Association, which will soon celebrate its second anniversary, already has more than 135 members and hopes to have many more by the end of the year.

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Publication of the book "Birds of Libya" with the support of the Tour du Valat

Financed by Luc Hoffmann, founder of the Tour du Valat, and dedicated to the memory of Jean-Paul Taris, the Tour du Valat's former General Director and President, the work is the fruit of a prolific cooperation between Libyan, Tunisian, German and French ornithologists

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The ERDF PACA "Oxygène" Challenge supports the Greater Flamingo

On Monday 9th May, the Tour du Valat's Greater Flamingo study and conservation programme received an award from the company ERDF, in the framework of its “Oxygène" Challenge.

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  Initiatives Top  

A new film from the Rhône-Mediterranean-Corsica Water Agency to involve everyone in the protection of wetlands

The Rhône-Mediterranean-Corsica Water Agency has produced an animated film lasting just a few minutes entitled "Zones humides, zones utiles : agissons !" (Wetlands, useful lands: let's act!) aimed at the general public and all wetland conservation stakeholders.

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Mapping of the Ramsar sites of Algeria: a successful collaboration between the MWO and the General Directorate of Forestry

A workshop, jointly organised by the Mediterranean Wetlands Observatory (MWO) / Tour du Valat and the General Directorate of Forestry (DGF) of the Algerian Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fishing, was held in Jijel, Algeria, from 17th to 21st April 2016 .

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Launching of the Call for Ideas for imagining the coast of the future

The French Ministry of the Environment, Energy and the Sea has launched a Call for Ideas for imagining the coast of the future

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The restoration of the traditional watermill at Agios Germanos in the Prespa National Park in Greece receives the Europa Nostra Award

On 24th May, the NGO Society for the Protection of Prespa received the Grand Prix from the citizens’ movement Europa Nostra for its exemplary restoration of the traditional watermill at Agios Germanos.

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  Publications Top  

Some of our latest publications includes


Impact of the insecticide Alphacypermetrine and herbicide Oxadiazon, used singly or in combination, on the most abundant frog in French rice fields, Pelophylax perezi

Authors: Mesléard F., Gauthier-Clerc M., Lambret P.


Antimicrobial resistance in wildlife

Authors: Vittecoq M., Godreuil S., Prugnolle F., Durand P., Brazier L., Renaud N., Arnal A., Aberkane S., Jean-Pierre H., Gauthier-Clerc M., Thomas F., Renaud F.


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  Upcoming events Top  

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September 2016

Honolulu (Hawaï)


IUCN World Conservation Congress (IUCN)


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September 2016

Clermont-Ferrand (France)


6th French National Biodiversity Conference


24 - 28

October 2016

Marseille (France)


International Conference on Ecological Sciences


Tour du Valat

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Editorial Committee :

Coralie Hermeloup, Jean Jalbert and Gwenael Wasse

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Have contributed to this issue: N. Beck, M. Gevrey, T. Gissinger, A. Guelmami, P. Isenmann. Photo and picture credits: Association des Amis de la Tour du Valat, T. Galewski (bandeau), J. Palenstijn, Tour du Valat.  Translation: Adam Clark-Gimmig & Charles La Via - A&C International Linguistic Consultants.