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Some ideas come up at the last minute, such as the idea of finding stones and earth in the Crau to equip the breeding aviaries and terrariums of the La Barben and Besançon zoological gardes with natural and indigenous materials.

But how to obtain soil and stones from the Crau when all earthworks are strictly forbidden in the nature reserve?

Thanks to the speed and flexibility of Pierre Bourguet, director of the SCLM quarry, our request was immediately met. Without any effort and a few hours later, we were able to fetch the stones and earth from the quarry. Jean Marc Arnal guided us to a site that had not yet been exploited.

The Conservatoire d’espaces naturels de Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, the IMBE-University of Avignon and the quarry have been working together for several years.

We would like to thank the SCLM quarry team for its quick and efficient support !