The Causses and the Cévennes
A territory of innovation for the Mediterranean agrosilvopastoralism
In the southern part of central France, the UNESCO Property The Causses and the Cévennes covers more than 300,000 ha. It touches four départements, two regions, a National Park (Cévennes National Park), a Regional Park (Grands Causses Regional Park), and several “Grands sites“.
The Causses and the Cévennes property is thus an area of innovation for agro-ecology strategies in which reflection and action are combined to achieve sustainable development seeking to preserve both natural and cultural heritages.
In a complementary manner, The Causses and the Cévennes is also an observatory for managers of other existing or potential UNESCO properties or similar territories with a strong cultural heritage dimension. It provides concrete examples and situations in which actors use their “heritage” as a preservation and development tool. Agrosilvopastoral activities are at the heart of these issues.
The Causses and the Cévennes registered on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.