CONSERVATION OBJECTIVE 1. The wilderness of the French Southern Lands
The isolation and harsh environmental conditions of the French Southern Lands have strongly limited human settlement and exploitation of the islands in the past. Even today, human presence and activities are very limited. Apart from bases, shelters in isolated sites and the passage of ships, there is very little human infrastructure on the territory, which makes it wild. With a rich, almost intact biological heritage, these sub-antarctic islands are sanctuaries for fauna and flora. The first objective of the nature reserve is to preserve the territory’s wilderness. In order to achieve this, it is necessary to carry out actions to limit the influence and ecological footprint of human activities within the nature reserve.
– Reduce the ecological footprint of sub-antarctic bases
– Dismantle unused infrastructure
– Limit the human impact of activities outside the bases
– Reduce the ecological footprint of ships