Les étangs de Villepey

la lagune méditerranéenne des étangs de Villepey
Secteur du Pas des Vaches Aulnaie-Frénaie
Etang de la Claveled
Roselière du Pérussier
Maintien du pastoralisme et préservation des milieux ouverts par la dent du bétail

Les étangs de Villepey

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  • Area: 
    270 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    43°24'N 06°43'E
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The Site is located in the lower Argens valley, bordering the Petites Maures hills and the Gulf of Fréjus. One of the last remaining Mediterranean lagoons, its intertidal sand flats, shores, estuarine waters and dune systems, some of which have been created or altered by human activity (such as former gravel pits, cultivated and grazed areas), are home to an exceptional range of heritage flora and fauna. The globally vulnerable southern water vole (Arvicola sapidus) and long-fingered bat (Myotis capaccinii) are found. The agricultural activities taking place on the Site include cereal and rapeseed cultivation, sheep farming, eucalyptus foliage production, Provence cane farming and beekeeping. Potential factors that could adversely impact the ecological character of the Site are extractive activities, run-off of pollutants from industrial activities, and urban development.

Administrative region: 
Provence - Alpes Cote d'Azur

  • National legal designation: 
    • Conservatoire du Littoral
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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