The pressure and disruption weighing on fens and associated marshland generally lead to a homogenisation of plant life and the disappearance of typical peatland vegetation.
LIFE Anthropofens aims to preserve the different stages in the evolution of peat environments and to develop methods of management aiming to improve the state of conservation of all alkaline fen habitats.
To restore and preserve the mosaics of peat habitats in a lasting way, the nine LIFE Anthropofens beneficiaries will carry out initiatives aiming to :
Some projects will be completed by replanting "engineer" species, which are collected and grown beforehand, in transition mires in order to improve the development of the habitat.
Work to boost species characteristic of alkaline fens will also be carried out (sampling, cultivation and replanting on site) to guarantee the survival of endangered species.
It is also planned to draw up five management plans that will include the results obtained during the first few years of the LIFE Anthropofens programmes.
All the actions aiming to restore and preserve the peatland mosaics are backed by initiatives to improve water management.