September 23, Niort was elected Capital of biodiversity 2013 in France, by the jury of the competition supported by several partners and organized for the fourth time by Natureparif. The award ceremony will take place on 18 November in Paris.
Candidate for the third time, Niort already achieved last year the Price of medium-sized cities. But its involvement in favor of the protection of water made the difference and convinced the jury to award the prize after this new application.
Also on the Atlantic Arc, were likewise distinguished Plérin (Côtes d’Armor), in the category of small towns, for its work in diagnosis of communal biodiversity; Lorient (Morbihan), in the category of medium-sized cities, for integration of green and blue dimensions in its local urban plan and Brest Métropole Océane (Finistère), in the category of agglomerations, for the improvement of water quality and natural environments throughout the watershed and harbor program.
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