Brière Regional Natural Park

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Brière Regional Natural Park (Parc naturel régional de Brière)
Protected Area
Canal indivis de Brière.JPG
Country France
State Loire-Atlantique
Region Pays de la Loire
Coordinates 47°22′09″N 2°15′32″W / 47.3691°N 2.259°W / 47.3691; -2.259Coordinates: 47°22′09″N 2°15′32″W / 47.3691°N 2.259°W / 47.3691; -2.259
Established 1970
Management Fédération des parcs naturels régionaux de France
IUCN category V - Protected Landscape/Seascape

Brière Regional Natural Park (French: Parc naturel régional de Brière) is a protected area in the Pays de la Loire region of France. It covers a total area of 40,000 hectares (99,000 acres)[1] with a core of wetland, the Grande Brière, covering approximately 7,000 hectares (17,000 acres).[2] The area was officially designated as a regional natural park in 1970.[1]

The park includes the following member communes:[3][4]

Panorama of Brière marshland

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  1. ^ a b IUCN Commission on National Parks and Protected Areas (November 1990). 1990 United Nations list of national parks and protected areas. IUCN. p. 88. ISBN 978-2-8317-0032-8. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Nicola Williams; Virginie Boone (2002). The Loire. Lonely Planet. p. 254. ISBN 978-1-86450-358-6. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Objectif 2010" (PDF) (in French). 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  4. ^ :"Parc naturel régional de Brière" (in French). 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 

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