European Learning Network on<br /> Functional AgroBiodiversity
European Learning Network on
Functional AgroBiodiversity


Category:  Policy
Country:  France
Contact person:

Aquitaine Region (France)
Lead Partner of the REVERSE project

Conseil Régional Aquitaine
14 rue François de Sourdis
Camille MASSOL
Tel: +33 (0)5 56 56 19 90       
Bénédicte HAMON
Tel: +33 (0)5 57 57 82 93       

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The REVERSE project is focusing on regional exchanges and policy making for protecting and valorising biodiversity in Europe. The project consists of an exchange of experiences between the 14 European Partners of the project who are involved in the protection of biodiversity. Its aim is to promote biodiversity on a European scale, by favouring positive action in territories.

Project duration: 3 years (January 2010-December 2012)
The project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and made possible by the INTERREG IVC programme.


The project focuses on 3 key topics:
•    Agriculture, food production and biodiversity,
•    Tourism and biodiversity,
•    Land development and biodiversity.

The aim is to identify actions, which may be easily transposed to other European regions.

Successful experiences in relation to agrobiodiversity are presented here:


The14 partners of the REVERSE project are regional authorities and public establishments, which have for a long time been involved in the protection and development of natural and cultivated biodiversity. They work on varied and complementary subjects such as: conservatories of species in situ, gene banks, the management of natural spaces, the regional strategies for the conservation of biodiversity (ecological corridors, etc.), the local legislation for the protection of biodiversity, education, etc. The Aquitaine Region (France) is the lead partner of the project.


At the end of the project, several documents will be created. Their purpose is to provide relevant tools to local councils and decision-makers to take account of biodiversity within their policies.

•    Strategic and political recommendations intended for decision-makers, in order to create new perspectives for their local policies.
•    A guide to good practices, as a genuine operational tool, this guide will group together, in a thematic and practical way, successful experiences which have demonstrated a proven effectiveness in terms of preserving biodiversity. The good practices presented will be easily transposable.
•    A charter will be proposed on a European scale in order to unite players in a joint project to preserve biodiversity.

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