The Eternal Valley (la vallée éternelle), France

La Vallée Éternelle aims to conserve an ancient wild valley, in the heart of Perigord, supporting 55 endangered species, and 7 pure water springs (one dating back to 80,000BC, classified under UNESCO World Patrimony). The organisation has fought off a development project that would have destroyed the springs.
 
Incredible variety of wildlife
Incredible variety of wildlife

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The Project

La Vallee Eternelle is seeking to secure permanent protection for this land, as well as giving it visibility. The project will produce the first 100% non profit Wild Honey, dedicated to the protection of bees and the wilderness, as well as raising awareness of the valley’s importance. This project entails:
  • obtaining the maximum level of natural protection on the whole valley (Natura 2000)
  • start organic honey production linked to 1% for the Planet
  • publicise the project and build an active community supporting the work in the valley, as well as ensuring that any legal challenges / applications for undesirable development in the valley are met head on and quashed
  • restoration of 25 miles of walking trails to allow access without disturbing wildlife
 
Stretching as far as the eye can see ...
Stretching as far as the eye can see ...

The Update

La Vallee Eternelle has updated us that they have been successful in getting the valley on the UNESCO World Heritate of Humankind list - a fantastic acheivement in raising awareness and protection of this valley.
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We are hugely grateful for the support of the European Outdoor Conservation Association, without whose support we could never have realised such an ambitious project.
Hugo Tagholm, Surfers Against Sewage