Introduction of Hamsters in an urban periphery environment (C3)


This action aims to introduce Hamsters into an urban periphery environment in 2015 and 2016. The release sites are defined in action A5.

The possibility of using ground on leisure activity parks must not be seen as a constraint for development stakeholders (park managers and local authorities). There is thus no specific legal statute planned for the grounds to be used for experimentation. Nonetheless, the introduction of Hamsters in a zone will thus impose its regulatory protection as set forth in the 6 August 2012 by-law on the protection of rest and reproduction sites. A feasibility analysis of current regulation will be carried out in the framework of this action, and the site could be selected depending on the results of this analysis (for example, priority sites will be those where no other development has been planned).

Implementation of planned actions in the “creating new development opportunities” section will allow us to draw up and convey (in particular thanks to the European colloquium posted in E4), a list of recommendations for the introduction (or reintroduction) of the Hamster in an urban environment.

The goal of these recommendations, depending on the experimentations carried out, is to:

  • lead to a mid-term change in current legislation concerning development of activity zones and/or
  • be included in a global compensation for damage project.

In charge of the action: CNRS