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30 years of LIFE programmes is:

  • 4 themes supported: nature and biodiversity, circular economy and quality of life, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, and clean energy transition
  • 5,500 projects financially supported by Europe, including over 1,800 nature projects
  • 1,800 protected species of wild animals and plants, including 460 bird species
  • 6,000 protected natural areas (a quarter of the Natura2000 network)
  • 3 million euros invested in nature

Some LIFE projects

Eurasian eagle-owl © David Ledan
Meadow viper © Thibault Crepon









The Conservatoire d’espaces naturels de Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur has participated in many LIFE programmes, for which it has been the coordinator or associated beneficiary.

Continuation of the LIFE programme

For the years 2021 to 2027, 5.4 billion euros are financed by the European Commission for the LIFE programme.




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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