Ecological restoration of a section of the basalt sand beach in Cambaie

 

Sustainable overseas territories 2018 contest

3rd Prize: Saint-Paul, Reunion Island

The project is based on the observation that marine turtle populations have been decreasing at an alarming rate, and that this decrease is connected to the increasing scarcity of beaches favourable to laying.

In order to offset this problem, the project sets out to reinstate favourable physical conditions for marine turtle laying on a small section of the bay.

The works will particularly allow the removal of harmful exotic species, combat coastal erosion and restore the bay’s local vegetation. The project is run by the municipality of Saint Paul and supported by the National Forestry Office and the Marine Turtle Studies and Discovery Centre (CEDTM).

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