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E.1 – Knowledge transfer and functional strengthening of conservation management and monitoring

This action is coordinated by the AMV with the participation of any interested associated beneficiaries. The successful conservation of colonial charadriiformes requires competent onsite managers that are sensitive to the biological needs of these species. These skills will be developed throughout the duration of the Life+ ENVOLL project via the sharing of knowledge and skills, as well as through education and training modules and management plans. In the long term, information exchange is the idea behind the organisation of this network of management teams, as much for the health of the populations as for management and the evolution of management practice. The network brings together the associated beneficiaries of the LIFE project and all of the managers of the major colonial charadriiforme sites.

Coordinating the network of site managers
Network coordination will be carried out by the AMV across all of the sites and by the CEN L-R on the Languedoc-Roussillon sites. Six site visits will take place in 2014, 2015 and 2016, themed around different management techniques (terracing, hydraulic management, etc.). In order to guarantee the sustainability of the network after the project has ended, the ‘Pôle-relais Lagunes Méditerranéennes’ will be invited to take part in meetings and on site visits. In return they will promote the concept within their own network and assist the organisation in any way they can. At the end of the Life+ ENVOLL project, Pôle-relais Lagunes Méditerranéennes will assess whether itself taking over of the role of network coordinators would be relevant or feasible, when taking into consideration the fact that, charadriiformes aside, this task already forms part of its mandate on other themes.

Co-development of 4 training modules
4 training modules will be devised on the following themes:
1. An introduction to colonial charadriiformes: their ethology, their needs, their limitations etc.
2. Different conservation methods for the encouragement of reproduction (islands and rafts)
3. Hydraulic management that favours colonial charadriiformes
4. Survey methods used to monitor the reproduction rates of colonial charadriiformes
These training packages will be co-developed in collaboration with the associated beneficiaries, following these steps: (a) the identification and evaluation of training needs, (b) a meeting between those responsible for the training and the associated beneficiaries in order to discuss and validate the content and aims of the training package, (c) a meeting over two days with a core group made up of representatives from the associated beneficiaries that hold the necessary skills and know-how to establish the content of modules 2 and 3, (d) the evaluation and validation of each module that will take place during a presentation given to network members in 2017. Each module will be presented over two days. An extra day will be put aside for teacher training.
The co-development of the training tools will ensure that the practical needs of site managers are catered for and, by using concrete examples of everyday management practices, will take into account the realities encountered in the field, as well as general management principles. The training package will cover all aspects of management and provide information on current legislation and the drafting of site specifications, as well as on hydraulic management systems.
The development of these training tools will require the input of outside experts:
- A specialist in the creation of training tools: teaching adults requires specific training and techniques that the personnel at the AMV are not qualified for
- Three technicians will be invited to the group sessions to answer technical questions that may arise on the subjects of terracing, heat pumps that run on renewable energy and hydraulic installations

Each training module will be made up of theory and practical sessions within the classroom (based on the management plan (see below) and will provide the necessary knowledge, along with current and concrete examples). Classroom exercises will be put into context through objectives defined in site management plans and field data. Areas covered in the classroom will be demonstrated in the field. Each module involves between one and three days of training depending on the subject, this can be broken down into sections, depending on the type of learner and the level of understanding required.
Before the end of the LIFE project, we will be looking to capitalise on these training packages by incorporating them into as many organisations as possible: the AMV plans to list them in its anticipated training centre catalogue at Mas Thibert, otherwise the ATEN (l’Atelier Technique des Espaces Naturels) has expressed an interest in listing the training courses in its own catalogue.

The development of two management plans
Two management plans will be developed on the following themes:
- Survey protocol for colonial charadriiformes
- Conservation practice that favours colonial charadriiformes
These management plans will be technical documents written mainly by the charadriiforme experts at the AMV, along with the support of the charadriiforme technician, the technical coordinator, the communication manager and the associated beneficiaries CEN L-R and Tour du Valat.
Their content will be a synthesis of all the information collected throughout the Life+ ENVOLL project (actions A7). It will also be based on the elements identified during the work groups held during the development of the training modules.
Graphic design and publishing services will be sourced from an outside contractor. Five hundred copies of the documents will be printed and distributed to the French sites, as well as to technical departments and those responsible for monitoring. The ATEN has expressed an interest in, after they have been validated by its editors, listing the management plans in their catalogue and eventually distributing them. The document structure will take the same form as that of the training modules in order to keep continuity in the presentation.

Development of the colonial charadriiformes monitoring network
Those responsible for monitoring the colonial charadriiformes come from the Life+ ENVOLL project beneficiaries (AMV, Tour du Valat, CEN L-R, CG2B), as well as from other sources (see action D1). The practicality of putting a protocol into place across such a diverse range of organisations necessitates strong coordination and follow-up mechanisms. This coordination will be carried out by the AMV with support from the CEN L-R across the Languedoc-Roussilon region. This coordination will be made possible by accompanying the partners and providing technical support where necessary, as well as through holding bi-annual, half-day, debriefing meetings. The first meeting will be held before the start of the breeding season with the aim of finalising certain points of protocol and to prepare the field survey. The second meeting will take place at the end of the survey, with the aim of consolidating the results and to discuss any issues.
The second of the biannual coordination meetings will be open to all managers across the network. In this way, they will be able to pass feedback onto the different populations and to gauge the interest that there is in the surveys and the conservation measures that have been put into place in the field. At the same time, the opportunity will be provided for an exchange between the monitoring partners, where management limitations can be discussed and any tensions or misunderstandings with regards to issues of management or non-management can be aired.
With the aim of sustaining monitoring in the long-term, a cost-benefit analysis will be undertaken by the AMV. The possibility of lightening the protocol will be looked at, as well as the implementation of the different managing structures in the monitoring of their own sites, in order to better share out the workload.

In the long term, it is expected that the management network and the monitoring network merge to become one and the same thing.

Expected outcomes:
- a management network for sites suitable for the reproduction of colonial charadriiformes will be constructed and developed in a sustainable way
- all site managers will be trained in the specific needs of colonial charadriiformes and their necessary conservation measures
- everybody involved in the survey will be trained in the survey protocol of colonial charadriiformes
- four training tools will be co-developed and advanced through the relevant associations
- two management plans will be co-developed and 500 copies of each will be diffused
- An annual newsletter will be produced that combines information from both networks

Implementing body:
Les Amis des Marais du Vigueirat

A la Une
15/12/2017
Une version anglaise du dépliant grand public !

Le nouveau dépliant grand public du Life+ ENVOLL est à présent disponible en anglais !

18/10/2017
Les travaux de restauration des anciens salins de Sigean continuent !

Des travaux supplémentaires ont été réalisés sur les salins de Tallavignes et de Grimaud, consistant notamment à restaurer les digues de ceinture de ces 2 anciens salins.

16/10/2017
Qu’en est-il des radeaux en Corse ?

En Corse, le programme européen Life+ ENVOLL s’est concrétisé par la mise en place, depuis le printemps 2016, de radeaux de nidification sur les étangs de Biguglia et d’Urbino, espaces protégés et gérés par le Département de la Haute-Corse.

16/10/2017
Et de trois : plus de 5 000 personnes sensibilisées en 2017 aux laro-limicoles !

La troisième et dernière campagne de sensibilisation vient de se terminer, avec plus de 5 000 personnes sensibilisées sur les trois régions.

Cairel au temps de l'exploitation salinière
05/10/2017
Salines de Villeneuve : Un chantier participatif pour lutter contre la prédation sur un îlot de nidification !

Du 11 septembre au 03 octobre 2017, une dizaine de personnes condamnées à des travaux d’intérêt généraux sont venues prêter main-forte au projet, afin de restaurer la fonctionnalité hydraulique du canal d’alimentation en eau des pièces maitresses, secteur du site accueillant l’îlot dit « des Mouettes ».

03/10/2017
Un nouvel îlot de nidification restauré sur les salins de Villeroy grâce au projet Life+ ENVOLL

Un îlot de nidification supplémentaire est disponible sur les salins de Villeroy après des travaux de restauration réalisés par l’entreprise Cellier fin septembre 2017.

29/09/2017
2017 : la Météo des Oiseaux, élargie à la Méditerranée

Après une phase de test sur le territoire de l’Aude en 2016, la Météo des Oiseaux a pris une autre ampleur en 2017, en s’étendant aux régions Occitanie et PACA.

13/09/2017
Des travaux réalisés en 2016 et 2017 aux Marais du Vigueirat

Après la construction et la mise à l’eau du radeau flottant de nidification de 72m2 aux Marais du Vigueirat en 2015, des travaux complémentaires ont été effectués sur le site en 2016 et en 2017.

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A venir

Octobre 2017
Finalisation des travaux de restauration de digues sur les anciens salins de Sigean

Fin octobre 2017
Diffusion de la 8ème lettre d’information du projet Life+ ENVOLL

14 novembre 2017
Réunion de restitution des résultats du suivi laro-limicoles 2017

Coordinateur
Les Marais du Vigueirat
Les Marais du Vigueirat
Bénéficiaires associés
Syndicat mixte de gestion du Parc naturel régional de la Narbonnaise en Méditerranée
Syndicat mixte de gestion du Parc naturel régional de la Narbonnaise en Méditerranée
Département de la Haute-Corse
Département de la Haute-Corse
Thau Agglo
Thau Agglo
Compagnie des Salins du Midi et des Salines de l’Est
Compagnie des Salins du Midi et des Salines de l’Est
Réseau Ecole et Nature
Réseau Ecole et Nature
Fondation Tour du Valat
Fondation Tour du Valat
Conservatoire d’espaces naturels du Languedoc-Roussillon
Conservatoire d’espaces naturels du Languedoc-Roussillon
Partenaires techniques et financiers
Commission européenne - Environnement/Programme LIFE
Commission européenne - Environnement/Programme LIFE
Ministère de la transition écologique et solidaire (MTES)
Ministère de la transition écologique et solidaire (MTES)
DREAL Corse
DREAL Corse
DREAL Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur
DREAL Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur
DREAL Occitanie
DREAL Occitanie
Région Occitanie / Pyrénées - Méditerranée
Région Occitanie / Pyrénées - Méditerranée
Région PACA
Région PACA
Département de l’Aude
Département de l’Aude
Département de l’Hérault
Département de l’Hérault
Département des Bouches-du-Rhône
Département des Bouches-du-Rhône
Parc Naturel Régional de Camargue
Parc Naturel Régional de Camargue
Grand Port Maritime de Marseille (GPMM)
Grand Port Maritime de Marseille (GPMM)
Commune de Sigean
Commune de Sigean
Métropole Aix Marseille Provence
Métropole Aix Marseille Provence
Fondation total
Fondation total
Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole
Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole
Siel
Siel
Lafarge
Lafarge
Office National de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage
Office National de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage
Eau Vie Environnement (EVE)
Eau Vie Environnement (EVE)
SIANPOU
SIANPOU
Office de l’environnement de la Corse
Office de l’environnement de la Corse
Conservatoire du littoral
Conservatoire du littoral
Agence française pour la biodiversité
Agence française pour la biodiversité
Pôle-relais lagunes méditerranéennes
Pôle-relais lagunes méditerranéennes