The LPO 34 care centre has for several years been hindered by the virtual absence of public funding and a lack of private funding even though their work of general interest has been meeting a growing need. At the end of its rope, it had no choice but launch a media campaign in 2018, an appeal for generosity from the private sector and soliciting public authorities and institutions in order to address the urgency of balancing its finances in the short term, but also on a permanent basis.
This has been the basis for the Réserve Africaine de Sigean, receptive to this general interest work and its financial difficulties, to volunteer to give its financial support to LPO 34 care centre.
La LPO 34 ( Ligue de Protection des Oiseaux – Birds Protection Association – Hérault):
LPO 34 is a ‘loi 1901’non-profit association of general interest. Its first regional wildlife conservation centre was created in 2012. Its primary objective is to release in the wild animals in suffering ( wounded, weakened, sick, etc…), after providing care and without dependence on humans, whether common or protected species.
Since its opening, it took in more than 12 500 animals, including 2 833 in 2017, mainly birds, and small mammals too. It also has the capacity to be home to two species of native tortoises.
It also contributes to the knowledge of wildlife, by collecting information on animals hosted (species, age, sex, site where they were found, reasons for being taken in, biometrics, genetics, etc), a supply for naturalist and scientific data, also putting in place defensive, even curative actions, to prevent origins of mortality, especially anthropogenic.