Tour du Valat
The Tour du Valat, which is located in the heart of the Camargue, is a private research institute with the legal status of a non-profit foundation that works in the public interest.
The Estate, which includes all the natural habitats representative of the fluviolacustrine Camargue, covers 2649 hectares, 1845 of which are in a regional nature reserve. Beyond its role of conserving biodiversity, it is an ideal site for conducting research, and testing out and developing farming and hunting activities that are compatible with the conservation of this exceptional biodiversity.
The Tour du Valat also houses a library focusing on wetland ecology, which is unique in the Mediterranean region.
There are forty specialists on its team of scientists, who develop research programmes on how wetlands function, and test management processes that are adapted to the issues and specificities of Mediterranean wetlands.