Agreement signed with the League for the protection of birds. People protect their land for 99 years

Liliane and Jean-Christophe Guerry, retirees living in Avenières-Veyrins-Thuellin, have just given a great gift in defense of biodiversity. They recently signed, in front of Maître Rouhette, in Pont-de-Beauvoisin, a real environmental obligation agreement (ORE) with the League for the Protection of Birds (LPO) Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. Fervent defenders of the environment, they have long wanted to ensure the future of five of their plots, in a natural setting, of more than two hectares. They were looking for a way to sustainably preserve the species they observed there, various birds, hedgehogs, newts, salamanders, crayfish …

The ORE environmental protection land system, introduced by the August 2016 law for the recovery of biodiversity, nature and landscapes, provides an instrument adapted to the aspirations of the owners. Requested by Guerry’s spouses as a private legal entity acting for the protection of the environment, the LPO offered to support them in the implementation of a real environmental obligation on their property.

Protect ecosystems and restore the natural environment.

Liliane and Jean-Christophe Guerry have chosen a period of 99 years, the maximum provided by law. The objective of this environmental obligation is to protect the humid, aquatic and forest ecosystems, the associated rare and threatened fauna and flora, but also to restore and improve the use of the natural environment.

The actual environmental obligation lasts for the duration of the contract, regardless of changes in ownership of the property. A recent and still little known means of sustainable preservation of biodiversity, but one that is beginning to develop.

Last fall, a couple did the same for their land in Saint-Cyr-sur-le-Rhône (Rhône).

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