Managing Terrestrial Natural Spaces

Located on the Loire Estuary, Nantes – Saint Nazaire Port has engaged for several years now in a process aimed at controlling the impact of its activities on the environment. The Port Authority notably strives to contribute to the efforts to better understand and to preserve the Loire Estuary.

France’s major seaport authorities are responsible for managing and preserving the natural spaces that are either owned by or are assigned to them. The French Ports Reform Act dated 4th July 2008 reaffirms and specifies that mission.

In this way, Nantes − Saint Nazaire Port Authority manages 1 055 ha located all along the Estuary, including major sites such as the natural spaces at Bouguenais, Le Carnet, East Donges, Montoir de Bretagne, to the north of the multi-bulk terminal and on the Le Priory site.

These sites form the subject of precise inventories with a view to establishing management plans. Added to this are certain scattered plots of land covering a smaller area, for which simplified management arrangements are made.

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A Successful Ecological Development

Aménagement d'une plate-forme à des fins écologiques au nord du Terminal multivrac de MontoirLocated on the Loire Estuary, Nantes – Saint Nazaire Port has engaged for several years now in a process aimed at controlling the impact of its activities on the environment. The Port Authority notably strives to contribute to the efforts to better understand and to preserve the Loire Estuary.

France’s major seaport authorities are responsible for managing and preserving the natural spaces that are either owned by or are assigned to them. The French Ports Reform Act dated 4th July 2008 reaffirms and specifies that mission.

In this way, Nantes − Saint Nazaire Port Authority manages 1 055 ha located all along the Estuary, including major sites such as the natural spaces at Bouguenais, Le Carnet, East Donges, Montoir de Bretagne, to the north of the multi-bulk terminal and on the Le Priory site.

These sites form the subject of precise inventories with a view to establishing management plans. Added to this are certain scattered plots of land covering a smaller area, for which simplified management arrangements are made.