The Bouches de Bonifacio, the largest nature reserve in metropolitan France, extends over 80,000 hectares between Corsica and Sardinia. In a landscape of limestone cliffs and granitic chaos, the site is home to 37% of the remarkable Mediterranean species.
There are coastal and marine environments as well as exceptional landscapes: archipelagos of Lavezzi, Cerbicale, Bruzzi or Monks, cliffs of Bonifacio, ponds of Ventilègne…
Over the last three years, nearly 200,000 euros have been invested for actions to safeguard biodiversity in the marina:
“Ports Propres” is the only European certification that values an environmental approach of excellence. It is with a strong political will and the implementation of concrete actions that the Municipality of Bonifacio has committed itself to the safeguarding of biodiversity and the sustainable development of its port. Through the “Clean Ports” certification, the Port of Bonifacio has validated the only approach of Environmental Management of marinas on a European scale and materialises the will of environmental excellence carried by the Municipality.
Bonifacio Marina on the way to environmental excellence! After the Clean Ports certification a year ago and the active certification in biodiversity, Bonifacio Marina is now holder of the Blue Flag label.
Present in 46 countries on all continents, this international label with strong tourist connotation, is the symbol of an exemplary environmental quality. The marinas with the Blue Flag label are places where the protection of the environment and the marine environment is a priority.
Bonifacio Marina is one of the 5 harbors labeled for the year 2020. These numerous recognitions concretize a strong political will and the implementation of concrete actions for the safeguard of the biodiversity and the sustainable development.
Thanks to this labeling, Bonifacio Marina becomes one of the rare French ports and the only island port to cumulate these distinctions.
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An agreement links the port with the Corsican Environment Office and the Water Agency for the creation of an artificial habitat (BIOHUT) along the quays and under the pontoons in order to provide a refuge for post-larvae and young fish.
Biohut® is an artificial habitat that makes it possible to rehabilitate the ecological function of nursery of small rocky and sandy seabeds that have been degraded by the construction of coastal facilities (ports, outfalls, offshore wind turbines, etc.).
The process aims to restore the ecosystem nursery service.
Users are reminded of the importance of taking environmental issues into consideration, in particular through the following mandatory actions: