The National Reserve of the Gorges de l’Ardèche is a natural treasure of exceptional beauty. This preserved space is home to remarkable biodiversity, breathtaking landscapes, and unique cultural richness. Given the current environmental challenges, it is crucial to promote ecological responsibility in this reserve to preserve and protect this natural gem for future generations.
Ecological responsibility is demonstrated through a series of concrete actions that every visitor can adopt during their visit to the reserve. Here are some examples of eco-friendly actions to put into practice:
1. Waste management: Carry all your waste with you and make sure to sort it properly. Use designated bins and collection points for this purpose.
2. Respect for trails and natural habitats: Stay on the marked trails to avoid disturbing fragile habitats. Do not pick flowers or disturb wildlife. Observe them from a distance and with respect.
3. Sun protection: Protecting yourself from the sun is essential during your canoe descent in the Gorges de l’Ardèche. Opt for UV-protective shirts, a hat or cap, and a certified organic sunscreen.
4. Sustainable transportation: Opt for sustainable modes of transportation such as carpooling, public transportation, or cycling to reach the reserve.
5. Awareness and education: Learn about the reserve, its fauna, flora, and history. Share this knowledge with other visitors and raise awareness about the importance of preserving this unique natural environment.
6. Noise control: The Ardèche Gorges are a sensitive area, so it is important to limit noise disturbances. Avoid using connected speakers, and in the Gaud and Gournier bivouacs, maintain a peaceful environment after 10 p.m.
By adopting these eco-friendly practices, we contribute to the preservation of the National Reserve of the Gorges de l’Ardèche. Together, we can protect this natural gem for future generations, ensuring its beauty and ecological richness for years to come.