November 16, 2017
Within the cycle of annual lectures on conservation biology, initiated by Tour du Valat in order to highlight the work on waterbirds conservation of Heinz Hafner, we have the pleasure to invite you to the 2017 lecture, on 16th November at 18.30pm, Jean-Paul Taris conference room, at the Tour du Valat. Frédéric Thomas, CNRS Research […]
From October 16 to November 26, 2017
The Friends of Tour du Valat Association is launching its second photo competition from October 16th to November 26th, 2017, with the thematic “Blue”. Six photography worshops are to be won. Feel free to participate! Please find here and here opposite all the relevant informations as well as the regulation.
From August 21 to August 25, 2017
The next International Union of Game Biologists Congress will be held 21-25th August 2017 in Montpellier. The 14th « Perdix » symposium, dedicated to galliforms, is organised simultaneously. 400 participants are expected, the authors of the communications originating from over 30 countries in Europe, America, Africa and Asia. More than 150 oral communications and close […]
March 6, 2017
The documentary “Tour du Valat, where Research meets Nature” is now online. Produced by the Swiss company Orca Production with the support of Anne-Sophie Deville, one of its former PhD student, the movie comes back to the Tour du Valat’s fascinating history, since it was created in the heart of the Camargue in 1954 by […]
February 28, 2017
The Tour du Valat newsletter #24 has just been published with a thematic issue about antibiotic resistances in wildlife, a field the research institute is at the forefront of. You can read it clicking here. Happy reading!
November 18, 2016
Article – Epizoic algae distribution on the carapace and plastron of the European pond turtle (Emys orbicularis, Linnaeus, 1758): A study from the Camargue, France
This article was published in December 2016 in the Cryptogamie, Algologie journal; it deals with the study of distribution of epizoic algae on European Pond turtles in the Camargue. You can access it on the publisher’s website, as well as its abstract, trhough the opposite link.
From September 1 to September 10, 2016
The Tour du Valat, through the presence of its Director General Jean Jalbert, will attend the 2016 World Conservation Congress from 1 to 10 September in Honolulu, in the Polynesian archipelago of Hawai’i (United States). Thousands of conservationists committed to local or global conservation issues will gather during 10 days in this breathtaking but fragile […]
July 28, 2016
Following the death of Luc Hoffmann on July 21s t 2016, and his funeral held in Switzerland on July 26th, an event is planned in Camargue to pay tribute to him and to celebrate his remarkable life’s achievements. A memorial Celebration will take place at 11.00 on Friday August 19th 2016, at Tour du Valat in Camargue, […]
July 22, 2016
A life dedicated to nature Tour du Valat has just lost its founding father, and the whole community of nature conservationists, one of its most fervent activist. Luc Hoffmann died peacefully on July 21st, in his home in Camargue, at the age of 93. Born in Basel, Luc Hoffmann, grandson of the founder of the […]
From March 22 to March 24, 2016
The third Young Scientists Conference for Mediterranean Conservation Sciences, wil take place at the Tour du Valat from 22 to 24 March 2016, in partnership with CEFE-CNRS (Montpellier) and IMBE (Marseille). The registration to this conference and the submission of abstracts can now be done online on the www.medconservationsciences-conference.org website. The Biodivmex project (part of […]