Created in 2007, every year the Fête de la Nature invites young and old to discover the fauna and flora that surrounds them from 17 to 21 May. The theme of this 11th edition, the "super-powers of nature", proposes to explore the specialities, roles and functions of a multitude of living species, and to partially unravel the mystery of their famous powers. Each year, more than 5,000 free events are organised throughout France, bringing together an average of 800,000 participants.
Sn all of France, in metropolitan France and overseas, in cities and in the countryside, events are offered just a stone's throw from home. On the programme, a kingfisher that inspires the Japanese TGV, Breton plants capable of living on the edge of land and sea, on poor soil and in a salt-laden atmosphere, or salt marshes that protect us from storms...
For 11 years, the Fête de la Nature has been the reference nature event in France for discovering or rediscovering the often unsuspected natural wealth and reconnecting with our environment. Created in 2007 on the initiative of the French Committee of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the magazine Terre Sauvage, the Fête de la Nature has become an unmissable, festive and convivial moment of gathering around nature throughout France.
In 2017, the new French Agency for Biodiversity, for its first year of existence, will be associated with the event.
Over five days of celebrations, thousands of free events are organized by conservation and nature education associations, local authorities, schools, businesses, individuals... Throughout France, in metropolitan France and overseas, in cities and in the countryside, events are offered just a stone's throw away!
Theme 2017: "Nature's Superpowers".
For its 11th edition, the Fête de la Nature honours the ecosystems and species that demonstrate the most amazing adaptations, strategies and mechanisms that can be discovered just a stone's throw from home. A unique opportunity for the public to observe these specialties, roles and functions of nature and to unravel, in part, the mystery of their "super-powers".
The Fête de la Nature has been supported since its creation by the Ministry of Ecology, a charter was signed in 2007. The initiative has now been taken up in Switzerland and the Netherlands. Since 2009, the Fête de la Nature has been coordinated by the association of the same name, which brings together all the national organisers and partners of the event, works to support event organisers and carries the national communication of the event.
More than 40 partners involved in nature conservation are mobilising for the Fête de la Nature, including major associations and public institutions, as well as companies such as EDF, RTE, institutions and the Regional Agency for Nature and Biodiversity in Île-de-France.