Natural space manager

- Port de Rouen

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HAROPA - Port of Rouen, natural space manager

A RICH TERRITORY WITH HIGH ECOLOGICAL STAKES

The Port of Rouen district extends from Rouen to the sea and includes a large part of the Seine estuary. The Port of Rouen comprises nearly 3,800 hectares of land, two-thirds of which are natural or intended natural areas, a large part of which is protected. These areas, mainly located along the waterway, are mainly wetlands whose preservation is a major challenge for the Seine Valley. 

Natural spaces on the Rouen port estate


Figures on the natural or naturally oriented spaces of the Port of Rouen

  • 55% located in the Estuary Natural Reserve
  • 70% located in the territory of the Regional Natural Park
  • 70% located in Natura 2000 areas
  • 1,484 natural species listed
  • 34% of the regional fauna and flora

A STRATEGY FOR THE MANAGEMENT AND CONSERVATION OF NATURAL AREAS (NAMP)


HAROPA - Port of Rouen manages in a concerted manner the natural spaces for which it is responsible and implements actions to preserve ecosystems, enhance and restore its natural spaces and integrate biodiversity within port developments.


The Port has thus developed a global strategy for the management and enhancement of its natural spaces over the period 2014-2019, formalized in the Natural Areas Management Plan (NAMP) and including a plan of 63 actions spread over the territory of the Seine estuary.

This strategy is based in particular on a cartographic analysis tool which has made it possible to obtain a spatial structuring of the ecological networks and has guided the Port of Rouen in its directions and actions.

This strategy is divided into five main areas of focus:

  • Improve knowledge of the estuarine system and marine environment;
  • Develop actions and partnerships for the management of natural areas;
  • Maintain biodiversity within port developments and reduce the human footprint;
  • Contribute to improving the functioning of the estuary through ecological restoration actions;
  • Enhance and communicate on the actions carried out by the port on natural spaces.