Recently, Tour du Valat has been involved in two “burning” issues in the Camargue:
– Tour du Valat issued a press release calling for action against pesticides in the wake of a judgment against three Camargue rice growers for possession and use of plant protection products banned in France. Tour du Valat had filed a civil suit along with the “Conservatoire du littoral” and the “Société nationale de protection de la nature”.
-Tour du Valat also participated in an unprecedented group dynamic gathering scientists, farmers, rice growers, manadiers, guards and citizens of Arles, by coming together against the current project to bypass Arles’ motorway. Tour du Valat took part in the various consultations and sent a dossier to the DREAL presenting its position. Its conclusions are irrevocable: “contrary to what is stated in the consultation file, the elements in our possession attest that this project is incompatible with France’s commitments in terms of climate, biodiversity and soil artificialisation”.