Department of the PO on Vimeo.
The video is available and can be viewed from https://vimeo.com/117173558
THE NATURAL RESERVE MARINE OF CERBERE BANYULS, what is it?
Created in 1974 and located on the edge of the Côte Vermeille at the foot of the Albères (foothills of the Pyrenees), the Nature Reserve is located between the Grosse Isle at the exit of the port of Banyuls-sur-mer and Cape Town Peyrefite near Cerbere. It stretches along 6.5 km of shoreline and extends about 2 km offshore, a total area of 650 ha of sea.
The Marine Reserve has several distinct parts:
- the protection zone (ZP) corresponds to the 650 ha of the reserve
- the reinforced protection zone (ZPR) corresponding to 65 ha of the reserve. It is delimited by yellow land markers and buoys at sea
- two anchorages organized at Cap l’Abeille and Anse de Peyrefite
- the underwater trail (open in July / August)
A Nature Reserve guarantees the protection and diversity not only of animal and plant species, but also of the natural environment in which they live.
It has specific objectives:
- Preserve original habitats and their specific diversity
- Control human activities to make site use compatible with heritage conservation objectives
- Promote the “Reserve” effect by setting up protective measures outside the site
- Have an educational and cultural interest to raise public awarenes
- Participate in the maintenance of small-craft fishing