A Regional Natural Park (PNR) is an inhabited territory featuring a remarkable endangered heritage whose value is recognised on a national or international level, where local players - elected officials, associations, socio-professional or institutional partners - are organised to implement a sustainable global development project for its protection, management and development.
With the first PNRs created in 1968, there are 48 Regional Natural Parks in France to date.
5 main missions:
1. Protecting the heritage through appropriate management of natural environments and landscapes;
2. Contributing to development of the territory;
3. Contributing to economic, social, cultural development and the quality of life;
4. Greeting, educating and informing the public;
5. Undertaking experimental or exemplary actions in the these fields and contributing to research programmes.