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Greater Montauban: a territory with remarkable biodiversity

a mosaic of preserved landscapes

At a time when the rate of species extinction is accelerating to the point that scientists are talking about a sixth great extinction, nature and biodiversity are now at the heart of environmental issues and must be integrated into every urbanization project.

Grand Montauban has a remarkable, but eroded and threatened, biodiversity. This common heritage deserves to be better known by all, safeguarded and protected, restored and enhanced, because it is a source of well-being, innovation, new activities and sustainable employment.

Much more than a simple postcard “decor”, our nature can be discovered, admired, listened to … all year round, alone or with the family, through unique and unforgettable experiences.

Montauban between city and nature

In Montauban, the main reservoirs of biodiversity are located to the southeast of the city and at the Tarn and Tescou rivers. Ecological corridors cross the city to the northwest to reach other reservoirs outside its boundaries.

An educational booklet

To discover all the riches of Montauban’s natural heritage download the booklet Montauban between city and nature.

The purpose of this booklet is to help you discover about forty species that it is possible to come across in the city and allow you to identify them. Its main objective is to arouse curiosity and not to make you forget that we are a species among many others.