Day of counting and observation of summer nautical uses around the Lérins Islands

Organisation : CPIE Iles de Lérins et Pays d’azur

Name of the project : Day of counting and observation of summer nautical uses around the Lérins Islands

Country : France

Theme of the project : MARINE ECOSYSTEMES PRESERVATION

Description of the project :

The Lérins Islands are a high point in the historical and natural heritage and natural heritage of the French Riviera. It is also an important place for summer mooring. Every summer day, between 500 and 1000 ships come to drop anchor between the Lérins islands which is home to a large Posidonia meadow. Our project consists of observing for a whole day Our project consists of observing the nautical uses of this site for a whole day. We will carry out quantitative observations by counting all incoming and outgoing counting all the vessels entering and leaving the Lérins Islands in order to Lérins in order to determine the flow of vessels, the duration of their stays. We will also make qualitative observations on recreational fishing, anchoring in the sea grass beds, underwater and underwater and aerial noise levels. We would like to to extend the observations during the night and over the whole archipelago. We hope that this day will be an action that federates all the actors strongly involved in the Lérins islands: the Lérins abbey, the ONF, the city of Cannes, the city of city of Cannes, the city of Antibes, which is the Natura 2000. A team of volunteers will be mobilised over 2 days on the two Lérins islands. on the two islands of Lérins. The results will be used for conservation and and management actions as well as awareness campaigns to involve all awareness campaigns to involve all users in the preservation of the preservation of the Lérins islands.