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Why protect the dune and the forest?

The Pilat dune is an exceptional environment; a remarkable site to be protected for future generations.



Why protect the dune and the forest?

To counter the danger, the Government decided to protect part of the site, and in 1994 this protection was extended to encompass the entire dune and the adjoining forest. Today, more than 6800 hectares are classified under the May 2nd, 1930 natural sites and monuments law.
 
This classification is a strong national protection. The fact that the Pilat dune site is being preserved in its present state does not detract from its management or value.

   
  To find out more about classified sites in France

  go to the  DREAL Aquitaine

   et and the Ministère de l'Écologie, du Développement durable et de l'Énergie.

Why protect the dune and the forest?





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