La Réserve naturelle de Saint-Martin est une aire marine protégée de 30km2 située au nord-est de l’île de Saint-Martin. Créé en 1998, cet espace préserve les cinq principaux écosystèmes de l’île : récifs coralliens, mangroves, herbiers de phanérogames, étangs et forêt sèche littorale. La Réserve gère également les 14 étangs du Conservatoire du littoral et ses 11 km de rivages terrestres naturels.

The Réserve Goes To Marseille With The UICN

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Le Comité français de l’UICN © Antoine Tomaselli
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Nicolas Maslach, director of the Réserve Naturelle of Saint Martin was among the 300 representatives including experts, organizations, and partners at the meeting for the French committee of the UICN (International Union For The Conservation of Nature), which was held on June 12, 2019 in Marseille. The goal of this meeting was to prepare for the World Nature Congress of the UICN, scheduled for June 11-19, 2020 in Marseille. This event included the discussion of 28 recommendations concerning some of the biggest challenges in terms of the conservation of nature on a worldwide basis. The Réserve Naturelle is going to present its candidature for the UICN’s Green List, as it did in 2017, sadly right before hurricane Irma hit the island. This Green List includes 46 sites, 14 of which are in mainland and overseas France. The UICN’s Green List of Protected Areas sets the global standard for best practices for conservation by zone. It includes a system of certification for protected areas (national parks, worldwide natural heritage sites, areas protected by their communities, marine parks, etc.) that are properly managed and promote a positive approach to conservation.

The International Union For The Conservation of Nature (UICN), founded in 1948 in Fontainebleau, is an alliance of more than 1,300 member organizations and 10,000 experts, in more than 160 countries. Created in 1992, the French Committee of the UICN is a network of participating UICN organizations and experts in France. It comprises two ministries, eight public organizations, 42 non-governmental organizations, and more than 250 experts. Its goal is to contribute to the conservation of biodiversity and to the sustainable and fair use of natural resources, in keeping with the global mission of the UICN.
The French UICN committee © UICN
The French UICN committee © UICN

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