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Funds from the first holiday will support the 'Refuges LPO' network of over 17,000 protected sites across France, many of them private gardens and public parks, while those from the second will go towards enhancing the breeding sites of Lesser Kestrels on La Crau, one of the places participants will be visiting.
For more details of these and other holidays on offer, check out the Honeyguide website.
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27 November 2017 A recent press release from the LPO gives the news that for the first time in many years they have not detected evidence of any significant trapping of Ortolans in Les Landes, in south-west France this autumn.
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Each day thousands of Black singles visit in search of singles in their area.In some years at the start of the new millennium even the annual total never got as high as that, as the graph below shows.It is encouraging to see that the recent trend is upwards.Assuming that this good news is repeated in future seasons, it marks the successful culmination of an extremely long and sometimes bitter fight against this illegal practice by the LPO and other conservation bodies.Adverse publicity, some real action by the authorities, some exemplary fines, and the strictures of the new environment minister, have all also played a part.They are still on the move, of course, over 8000 so far altogether, a new record.