Causses & Cévennes, France

Causses & Cévennes, France

Causses & Cévennes, France

Causses & Cévennes, France, is a designated Unesco World Heritage Site. The site encompasses open landscape and dolines, grassland steppe type cover on a karst plateau, high-altitude grass and moorlands, peat soils and wetlands on a granite substrate.

Farming systems are dominated by livestock production and extensive agro-sylvo-pastoralism of sheep and goats. Transhumance endures in the region.

The key issues are management of the cultural landscape allowing for its resilience and transformations, patrimony and rural sustainable development, and sustainable livestock production. The area’s strengths are in its advocacy work towards the national government and the EU in favour of extensive livestock systems, coordination of multiple layers of territorial authorities and sectorial competences, and control of predators.

More info: whc.unesco.org/en/list/1153
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