Since 2015, 31 ecosystems have been identified, defined and assessed, making it possible to raise awareness and support decision-makers and stakeholders in the region so that developments can be planned more effectively.
In 2018, the “forestry” chapter was finalized and the results, for 19 ecosystems evaluated, show that 21% of them are under threat, among which are the Salzam Pine Forests, the Marine Pine Forests, the cork oak forests and the Mediterranean chestnut groves.
In 2019, the chapter “Coastal ecosystems on sandy substrates” was finalized and the results show that 7 of the 9 ecosystems constituting the Mediterranean dune ridges and sandy shores, representing around 26% of the Mediterranean coastline in France, are assessed “Endangered ”or“ Vulnerable ”.
In 2020, the project aims to finalize and publish the second chapter on coastal ecosystems on rocky substrates in France, but also to validate the list of Mediterranean coastal ecosystems on wet substrates that will be at the core of the third chapter. In addition, the IUCN French committee also plans to publish its report this year on threatened mountain forest ecosystems in mainland France. These different results will obviously be valued and disseminated to the public.