BIODIVERSITY

LA CONFLUENCE CARES ABOUT THE FAUNA AND FLORA

The greening of the quarter is not only a source of delight for the residents who are tired of brick and concrete, but it is also a lever for action against urban heat islands, providing refuge for numerous animal species, where they can find food and shelter.

BIRDS, DRAGONFLIES, FROGS AND MORE

In La Confluence, a unique quarter between the Rhône and the Saône where greenery is regaining the upper hand, animal biodiversity is an important issue. An inventory was drawn up in 2011 in collaboration with the Rhône-Alpes Federation for the Protection of Nature, (FRAPNA) and the French League for the Protection of Birds (LPO) to identify which animal species were present. The results: 32 bird species were listed, of which 21 are protected. It also identified dragonflies, damselflies, butterflies, ducks, swans, coypus, herons, frogs, lizards, bats and others. This biodiversity is made possible thanks to the creation of adapted public spaces.

ACTIONS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE 

Alongside soil decontamination, the creation of numerous green and blue spaces in La Confluence provides choice habitats for many species. Some have even returned. Nesting boxes, feeders and insect hotels have been installed in various locations throughout the quarter. A number of awareness-raising activities have been carried out among the local residents who, in turn, participate in protecting this precious and flourishing wildlife.

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