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    Sustainable Development

Ariège and its vision for the future

Here, nature conservation is no myth; it is engrained in the land and its inhabitants. You will find forests replete with numerous tree species, natural water sources and a diverse range of animal species.

A territory intent on conserving Nature

If you are looking to develop a forward-looking business that has local roots and respects the environment, Ariège is an ideal location!

For example, the timber industry is known for it sawmills and its skilled carpenters and woodcutters who work and commercialize local timber. To specialize in this field, there are qualifying training courses that provide the regulatory technical and safety skills required to become a professional woodcutter, as well as a certificate of professional aptitude in carpentry; all this in Ariège.

Water is another source of employment and also of energy. The département can claim to be 100% renewable energy. According to Electricité de France, Ariège is the 5th French département in terms of green energy production, with nearly 1,500 GW-h of hydroelectricity generated each year.

A Regional Natural Park making the most of local resources

The Ariège Pyrenees Regional Natural Park was created in 2009 and takes in 141 administrative communities. It is involved in the commercialization of local resources and ensures local progress towards environmental excellence. It is active in several areas ranging from protection of the fauna and flora and restoration of old buildings to promotion of renewable energy and commercialization of local timber.

Ecological events

The département is compiling a guide listing recommendations and ecological practices to adopt during events organized in Ariège, with a view to embracing an environmental approach and limiting the impacts on the environment. It also provides addresses and useful references.

Making the most of each event while preserving the environment is possible!

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KEY FIGURES

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1  st
forestry territory in the region
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40  %
of Ariège falls within
the Regional Naural Park
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1  st
ecologically responsible golf course in France

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