Thau pond: around fifty little tern chicks counted on the Tocs sandbanks - DALTONHURD

Thau pond: around fifty little tern chicks counted on the Tocs sandbanks

The reproduction of this protected species is a biodiversity issue. And this figure is a record.

Every spring, a call for vigilance is launched concerning the Lido and the Tocs. In the middle of the nesting period for birds and in particular for certain rare and protected species, several places are even forbidden to access, such as the Tocs.

Great news

A few weeks later, the Syndicat mixte du Bassin de Thau (SMBT) transmitted excellent news on this subject! “About fifty Little Tern chicks have just been counted on the tocs during a monitoring by the Conservatoire des Espaces Naturels (CEN) of Occitanie.”

About fifty chicks were counted.
About fifty chicks were counted.
R. Jullian / CEN

This is a record figure for this site and “the demonstration of the success of the management put in place by all the partners, whether it is a question, among other things, of new methods of maintaining the beaches or even the call for vigilance around the Thau basin with a view to to protect these rare birds that nest in the sand. Proof that nesting on tocs works perfectly and it is clear that the tocs of Hérault are one of those that work best.” The SMBT salutes “compliance with the regulations in place” by users.

As a reminder, it is within the framework of the Natura 2000 program that the SMBT and the managers of the Lido de Thau, including the Agglo de Sète, have the mission of protecting these rare species.

Navigation in the central zone of the Tocs also remains prohibited until July 31.

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