As part of the national biodiversity strategy in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, Bérangère Abba, Secretary of State for Biodiversity, was received in Ain on Friday 12 March.
At the initiative of the Community of Municipalities of Dombes, chaired by Isabelle Dubois, the Secretary of State was received by elected officials, partners and interested parties. As part of the preservation of biodiversity and its participation in the Natura 2000 commissions, the town of Marlieux was chosen for a presentation of the Dombes ponds, exceptional sites that constitute one of the largest freshwater areas in France. France and offering a diversity of animals and plant species.
It is in the middle of the Aubergères (15 hectares) and Denière (12 hectares) ponds, on the property of Jean-Paul Grandjean, mayor, operated by Eric Viallon and invested in various experiments (hedges, reeds, phytosanitary basin and nesting plots) The actions to protect the biodiversity of the Dombes were presented by the different actors to the Minister.
At the end of the presentation, Bérangère Abba detailed France’s recovery plan according to a budget of 250 million euros for 2021-2022 to support local projects in favor of biodiversity, with 135 million euros for ecological restoration, 60 million for areas protected, 40 million to the protection of the coast and 15 million to the reinforcement of dams.
For the AuRA region, it is the official announcement of the allocation of a first financing for concrete actions, with selection of projects and “to offer the maximum of means in record time”, in favor of water and biodiversity, at the rate of 19 million euros.