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Restoring the Fire-Ravaged Port-Cros National Park

From Aleppo, stone and maritime pines to holly and cork oaks, Jupiter’s beard, Hermann’s tortoise, the ocellated lizard, French cicadas and bees, Cap Lardier used to be home to a variety of flora and fauna, including some rare and culturally important species. Located near Saint Tropez in the south of France and part of Port-Cros National Park, the area was ravaged by fire in 2017, with 500 hectares of Mediterranean forest affected. Operations have been launched to restore the site’s original characteristics, prevent the spread of invasive non-native species and reestablish or maintain habitats for reptiles and insects. To boost this project, the national park has chosen to work with organizations that reintegrate people back into the workforce. Total Foundation, which has supported Port-Cros National Park and its initiatives to preserve biodiversity and raise public awareness of environmental issues since 1992, is helping fund the measures taken in Cap Lardier.

Marion Giaquinta

 

Port-Cros National Park:
Total Foundation has supported the national park since 1992
to preserve its biodiversity and raise public awareness about the environment.