Outraged by the massacre of puffins by hunters in 1912, Lieutenant Hemery was moved to create an organisation that would promote the protection of birds across all the regions of France, thus the French League for the Protection of Birds (LPO) was born. Having gone from strength to strength, 2012 will see the LPO celebrate its 100th Birthday.
Over the last 100 years branches of the LPO have popped up in many of the beauty spots and wetlands across France, none more beautiful than Rochefort Ocean.
Rochefort Ocean offers a pure and natural environment, making it the perfect bird paradise. The four protected reserves are without parallel and many of the sites are recognised internationally for their unique beauty.
Now has never been a better time to visit Rochefort Ocean, with so many birthday celebrations still to take place this year. On the 14th September a bronze cannon hewn at the Royal Foundry of Rochefort will be unveiled to mark the start of the Historical Legacy Celebrations and on the weekend of the 21st September Natur’Ailes: The European Festival of Birds and Natural Tourism will open to the public. The final celebrations will take place 7th and 8th October when 100 telescopes will be set up for the Eurobirdwatch to watch the flight of the migratory birds.
Contributor: Alexandra Pinhorn
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