A partnership between the LPO and ECT to support the Little Owl

20 August 2020

Respect for the environment and the conservation of biodiversity are at the heart of ECT’s values. That’s why we pay particular attention to the impacts of what we do. Even better, we are keen to work proactively in favour of biodiversity. This is underlined by the charter of commitment we’ve signed with the Humanité & Biodiversité organisation.

Now we need to turn this commitment to biodiversity into practical action. That’s why ECT is working with the LPO (the Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux, which is the French RSPB or Audubon Society) within a partnership agreement.

The LPO is well known for its work to protect species. The purpose of the programme put together for the little owl (Athene noctua) in the Île-de-France region is to re-establish ecological continuity between the Val d’Oise and the north of Seine-et-Marne. And by so doing, to conserve the various populations of this bird in this region.

LPO is working with ECT to advice us on three of ours sites, which are situated within the study area for the little owl: Villeneuve-sous-Dammartin (77), Vémars (95) and Louvres (95). ECT’s part is to encourage it to establish itself there, and that means creating corridors.

On the Villeneuve-sous-Dammartin site, developments are already expected for this year. In particular, in the orchard zone, with the placing of nest-boxes for the little owl.

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