16 plant and animal species and 9 habitats of community interest identified on the Arz Valley Natura 2000 site.
Protected species include 7 mammals including 6 bats, 4 fish, 3 invertebrates and 2 plants.
6 bats and an otter represent the mammals: The Great Murre, Scissor-eared Murre, Bechstein’s Murre, European Barbastelle, Little and Greater Rhinolophus, European Otter. In the aquatic environment, are found the Planer lamprey, the sea lamprey, the Common sculpin and the Atlantic salmon. Invertebrates and plants are also given special care regarding their preservation: the Great Capricorn, the Thin-bodied Cordillera, the Mercury Agrion, the Swimming Flute, and the Trichomanes. They are rare or endangered species and as such benefit from specific protections under Natura 2000.
You can observe them on a hike or a nature walk offered by the region’s Nature associations. You can procure the hiking sheets at our Tourist Offices.