Crau Plain Grasshopper

An umbrella species

The Crau Plain Grasshopper is a so-called “umbrella” species. It is a good indicator of the changes in an ecosystem.

The preservation of this very rare and threatened insect means conserving its natural habitat, the Crau “coussoul” (dry grasslands), and all the species associated with this type of habitat, which continues to decline every year.

The LIFE SOS Crau Grasshopper, which will last four years (2021-2025), aims to preserve the Crau Grasshopper, an endemic species of the Crau plain.


Communicating and raising awareness

LIFE SOS Crau Grasshopper proudly represented at the 2022 Médoc Marathon

Published: Septembre 22 2022

On Saturday 10 September, the coordinator of the LIFE SOS Crau Grasshopper programme – Lisbeth Zechner – took advantage of an original setting to honour our Crau Plain Grasshopper: the

Breeding and reintroduction

Cathy Gibault, veterinarian dedicated to the Crau Plain Grasshopper

Published: Septembre 19 2022

Cathy Gibault is a veterinarian who has worked for more than 15 years in zoos on conservation programmes for threatened species. Since 2014, she has been contributing to the improvement of knowledge about the Crau Plain Grasshopper. Today ...

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Communicating and raising awareness

A dance dedicated to the Crau Plain Grasshopper

Published: Août 24 2022

A look back at the weekend of 23 and 24 July at the zoological garden of La Barben:

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Communicating and raising awareness

Conference at the Besançon zoo

Published: Août 01 2022

On 13, 14 & 15 August, the Citadelle of Besançon is organising a great weekend for the conservation of fauna and flora. On the programme: a conference on the Crau Plain Grasshopper.

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Tools to discover the Crau Plain Grasshopper

With the help of these tools, you can discover this small insect of the Crau plain.

It will certainly surprise you!

I'm not that small! I am between 3.5 and 4.5 cm tall, after all!