CoPraNet: Waste and litter management on natural coastal zones: a French initiative to tackle with the issue
|Thirty years ago, the French Government created a public organisation (named Conservatoire du littoral) aiming at ensuring the definitive protection of outstanding natural areas on the coast, lake shores and stretches of water of 1000 hectares and more. Over the years, the mission of protection has been more and more precise by successive laws. The Conservatoire (helped by the Procter & Gamble Foundation for coastal areas and Rivages de France) started with a research study about the visitors access on its properties, asking the questions: how many visitors are there, who are they, which kind of activities do they practice and what are their impacts on natural resources ? Sharing experiences among coastal managers network is an efficient way to go further.
|Beach litter and cleansing, Conflict resolution, Legislation
|CHENAT V., GIRAUDET L.G.
Conservatoire-du-littoral, France; Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon
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