Ille-et-Vilaine: A Complaint Filed after the Voluntary Destruction of a Wetland

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Ille-et-Vilaine: A complaint filed after the voluntary destruction of a wetland

DESTRUCTION: The Water and Rivers Association of Brittany contacted the marine unit of the police after earthworks carried out in Argentré-du-Plessis

Wetlands have long been filled in, abused or even removed. In recent years and the recognition of their essential role in maintaining a biological balance , they are much better preserved. The example from Ille-et-Vilaine shows us that it still happens that they are stupidly destroyed. In Argentré-du-Plessis, to the east of Rennes, earthworks carried out around the Panpoulard pond ransacked a wetland which was nevertheless identified as such on the local town planning plan.

This work carried out at the edge of this private pond led to the destruction of a wooded area and the entire ecosystem that was there. Reported by local residents, this site will be closely scrutinized by the marine police. The Water and Rivers Associations of Brittany and Vitré Tuvalu have announced that they are filing a complaint for what they consider to be “a rampage”. “An inadmissible destruction of a remarkable natural environment”, announces the Water and rivers agency.

While France already fears a new drought , the essential role of wetlands is constantly recalled by scientists, who insist on the importance of maintaining and recreating these wild spaces capable of absorbing water in winter and keep even in the hottest of summer.

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