Movement of protected flora species


12.06.2015

With its 150 hectares of meadow, bearing more than 200 plant species of which 26 are endangered, Genève Aéroport has an important role to play in preserving biodiversity!

Many project management and support measures have therefore been introduced. For example, in anticipation of future works and development, a campaign to move protected species is being run during May and June to replant them in areas that will encourage their growth elsewhere on the airport. For plants that are hard to move (like French oat grass and meadow saxifrage ), seeds will be collected in coordination with the City of Geneva's Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. These campaigns will make it possible to keep on the site these protected species that are so at home in the airport meadows!

The species concerned include the bee orchid, pyramidal orchid, monkey orchid, military orchid, moth mullein, carline thistle, common ophioglossa etc.

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Les espèces protégées sont précautionneusement déplacées vers des zones propices à leur croissance ailleurs à Genève Aéroport.

Posted by Genève Aéroport on Sunday, June 14, 2015