2021 is now behind us!
The health context remains difficult, but we have no doubt that the efforts made by everyone will soon lead to an end to this global pandemic.
The climate context and global changes are also very worrying.
At this time of year, the situation may seem pessimistic, but it is up to each and every one of us to reverse the trends, to put the world back on track together and to be optimistic for the future. For it is by working collectively, with discernment, sharing and respect that humans can change things, even paradigm, even when it seems insurmountable.
The Nature Reserve and, more broadly, protected natural areas are now, more than ever, essential and fundamental areas for initiating this change. It is indeed in these areas that we can initiate and/or develop practices that are in line with ecology, facilitate “living well” together through the many uses/activities and halt the drastic fall in our biodiversity. All of this will be achieved by relying on the regulatory framework and on the vital forces of these territories, whether they are scientific experts, technical partners, socio-professional players, State services, elected representatives or simple users.
So, to start 2022 with a good mood, we share with you some of the highlights of the past year in pictures…
We wish you good health and to carry out your projects with sense and conviction.
“Any protection of wildlife is doomed to failure, because to cherish, we need to see and caress, and when enough people have seen and caressed, there is nothing left to cherish. (…) We abuse the earth because we regard it as a commodity that belongs to us. If we see it instead as a community to which we belong, we can begin to use it with love and respect. There is no other way if we want the land to survive the impact of the mechanised human, and if we want to reap the aesthetic harvest that it is capable of offering to culture. Aldo Leopold; Almanac of a Sand County