Conservation working holiday to La Brenne, central France November 21st - 30th 2016

We are looking for a team of volunteers to join our next conservation working visit to La Brenne in central France November 21st  – 30th. We had two very successful EuCAN conservation holidays to La Brenne in February and November last year working with our partners in the LPO and Cherine Nature Reserve. You can read about them and see some of the photos on the EuCAN website – see these links: here and here . The photos are on our Flickr site – links February and November 2015.

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This will be a practical conservation visit to our partners in this beautiful area of France and we will be expecting to work for five of the days we are there. It may be cold and/or wet! But we have also been there in the winter when it has been absolutely beautiful! There will be plenty of scope for chainsaw and brushcutter operators with valid tickets to work with us and it will give an opportunity for recently trained operators to get a continuous block of practice. We have visited La Brenne on many occasions in the past and have carried out some very useful work with them while having a great time and enjoying the food, wine, beautiful places and the wildlife. We have always been shown wonderful hospitality during our visits there. Even in winter, there will still be plenty to see – the area is renowned for its wildfowl and other wintering birds – and particularly for the flocks of cranes which last year numbered over 4000!

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This Brenne visit costs a minimum of £150 if you are out of work or £300 minimum if you are employed or on a pension. We also ask participants to join the CIC – the sub is £10 or £5 for concessions ( see http://www.eucan.org.uk/about-us/cic-membership/ )

The joining instructions for this visit are here. If you would like to be considered please fill in this expression of interest form as soon as possible. We would like to ensure that we have a balanced group (from the point of view of age, interests, gender and experience) and that the visit will be financially viable. Once you have been accepted for this visit, you will be asked to complete the registration form and transfer your payment into the EuCAN bank account.

Click here for the hazard analysis for this visit .

 If you know of anyone who might be interested in this, please forward this page to them with the pdf of the publicity poster, the joining instructions and the expression of interest form.