Since 2015, 31 ecosystems have been identified, defined and assessed, making it possible to raise awareness and support decision-makers and stakeholders in the region so that developments can be planned more effectively.
In 2018, the “forestry” chapter was finalized and the results, for 19 ecosystems evaluated, show that 21% of them are under threat, among which are the Salzam Pine Forests, the Marine Pine Forests, the cork oak forests and the Mediterranean chestnut groves.
In 2019, the chapter “Coastal ecosystems on sandy substrates” was finalized and the results show that 7 of the 9 ecosystems constituting the Mediterranean dune ridges and sandy shores, representing around 26% of the Mediterranean coastline in France, are assessed “Endangered ”or“ Vulnerable ”.
In 2020 and 2021, the project aims to finalize and publish the second volume of the technical report devoted to coastal ecosystems on rocky substrates in France, but also to start the evaluation of Mediterranean coastal ecosystems on wet substrates for the third volume of the report. The French Committee of the IUCN also plans to publish its report on threatened mountain forest ecosystems in metropolitan France this year. All of these advances will be highlighted at the IUCN World Congress from September 3 to 11 2021 in Marseille and the results will be disseminated to the general public and to local professionals.