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A national park
What is a National Park?
A national park is a territory in which the conservation of fauna and flora, but also the soil, subsoil, atmosphere and water is important because it creates a special interest. A national park must be protected against any damage, and no artificial intervention that might alter the medium is not allowed.
Like the flora, the fauna is protected and very valuable on the island. So it is very easy to meet animals during walks, or swim in the middle of a school of fish.
A Porquerolles is an extensive and diverse biodiversity. National Park strives to preserve the environment and protect the species living there.
THE ACTIONS OF THE PARK
Port-Cros is a national park, the flora and fauna are protected, but what are the tasks and the actual actions of the park? You will know all about the National Park of Port-Cros shares.
Departure to LA LONDE
|from April 1
to July 9, 2017
|from July 10
to September 1, 2017
|from 2 September
to October 1, 2017
|from October 2
to November 5, 2017
Thursday and Sunday
|4:15 p.m.||5:30 p.m.||4:15 p.m.||4:15 p.m.|
|Round trip | Adult: 29,50€ | Children (4 to 10 years old): 20€|
|GROUP RATES (25 people): Round trip | Adult: 26,50€ | Children (4 to 10 years old): 18€|
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Wildlife of Port-Cros will amaze and surprise you.
In the protected area that is Port-Cros, many rare species make their home. for example one finds the leucophÃ© gull, which is no longer endangered, the booted eagle, a rare migratory bird, the peregrine falcon or the Mediterranean shearwater
Other common species inhabit the island. You can cross the forest, to turn a corner, but in Port-Cros the largest community is in the air. Indeed, animals lying in greater numbers on the island are migratory birds who stay from spring to fall, like other birds such as the kestrel, or the shag.
Marine fauna of Port-Cros is extremely rich. Snorkeling in the waters of the island is a real feast for the eyes. Beautiful underwater scenery, and not need to go in depth of 40m to discover beautiful fish.
With a canister or snorkel, you can swim in a school of fish, observe an octopus, grouper, emblematic of the Mediterranean, for the more adventurous, observed a moray or if you have a good view, you can search a scorpion, but be careful not to touch her.
The rich and diverse flora of Port-Cros is amazing and colorful, so why not come and find out?
On the island, during a walk, a hike, or just on the way to the beach you can see a very dense and diverse flora. The species covering the island is the Aleppo pine, emblematic of Mediterranean forests.
Other much rarer species grow on the lands of the island of Hyeres, like the beard of Jupiter. You can also find many other plants such as strawberry trees or the tree heath.
L'essence mÃªme des fonds mÃ©diterranÃ©ens est les herbiers de posidonie. En effet ces bosquets aquatiques offrent aux animaux de nombreux avantages, et fournissent en grande partie les eaux en oxygÃ¨ne.
You can see real seagrass swimming over seagrass.
A national park must act to preserve the environment, it has missions and objectives, but where exactly?
Protect and develop
Protect space is monitored, and establish rules so that everyone beware.
In Port-Cros, there are some restrictions, such as in vehicles, for example, or strict rules regarding fire prevention. To protect an area such as Port-Cros, we must appeal to scientists identify species living there and be able to preserve them.
Many studies are often made on the island of Port-Cros. Vigilance is especially important in the summer peak periods on the island, but also because it is the hottest time.
Develop and restore
The National Park of Port-Cros landscape for years the more popular areas of the island, such as beaches, the back-beaches or the harbor.
Some places have been built for the sake of preservation. In fact, tourists are guided, it limits the risk of damage to the environment of Port-Cros.
There is very little urban equipment on the island, apart from the harbor. Many actions are put in place to preserve the cultural heritage, such as natural.
Welcome and educate
At the height of Estissac, many children, adults and families are welcomed and sensitized to the importance of preserving the national park.
Training days for teachers are also organized. Marking and maintenance of tracks and whole, as well as organizing exhibitions, or the establishment of information boards are common during the summer.
Everything is set up to advise on the protection of the environment, and be respectful of the beautiful national park of Port-Cros.