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The following quotes have been translated from French into English from the book : «Luc Hoffmann, l’homme qui s’osbtine à préserver la Terre», Les Editions Phébus, ISBN : 9782752904584 © Libella, Paris, 2010.

“At that time, ornithologists lacked precise information, that is to say quantitative data… No one realized that the Camargue was under threat. That was why it hadn’t occurred to anyone that the Camargue might need defending.” (French original page 40)

“In 1974 the colonels’ dictatorship came to an end. One might have imagined that everything done by their government between 1967 and 1974 would be defunct. Thankfully, the national park was an exception to the rule.” (French original page 121)

“No one would say that the biodiversity problem is more important than all the others. On the other hand, you have to recognise that, among the most important problems (facing the world), the one posed by biodiversity is the most neglected.” (French original page 184)


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Loggerhead Turtle baby (Caretta Caretta) © Benjamin Albiach Galan/shutterstock

About MAVA
– Mission: André Hoffmann © Hervé Hôte
– Values: Luc Hoffmann © Tour du Valat
– History : Flamingo banding in the fifties © Tour du Valat
– History: Banc d’Arguin: ©
– History: Doñana: © Peter Oxford / Wild Wonders of Europe
– History: Prespa: © Jari Peltomäki / Wild Wonders of Europe
– History : Collared Pratincole © T. Blanchon / Tour du Valat
– Governance: André Hoffmann, Luc Hoffmann, Claude Martin, Hubert du Plessix, Jean-Philippe Rochat ©
Rosalie Hoffmann © Marko Pecarevic
Maja Hoffmann © Philip Bermingham
Jonathan Knowles © Gary Wornell
Vera Michalski-Hoffmann © Yves Leresche
Photos on the right of the page © Anton Vorauer
– Team: Lynda Mansson and Laurianne Demierre © Niall Macpherson
Suzanne Amrein, Rachel Sturm, Holger Schmid, Paule Gros, Marko Pecarevic, Thierry Renaud, Carol Wuersch and team photo on the right ©

Where we work – A selection of projects

Mediterranean Basin:
Fishing village in Spain © shutterstock
Subadult © PROTEUS Olm Conservation Project
Middle Atlas Peasant Woman, Upper Oud Oum Er Rbia Basin © Pedro Regato
Forest in Morocco © Pedro Regato

Coastal West Africa:
An industrial trawler operating in the IEZ © EFJ
Oil rig © shutterstock
Drawing kite © en haut
Sea turtle Cape Verde © Joana Hancock

Alpine Arc and Switzerland:
NPK-Joerglgrabe © National Park Kalkalpen / F. Sieghartsleitner
Engadin, Switzerland © Anton Vorauer
Lechtal © Anton Vorauer
Field © shutterstock

Sustainable Economy:
Areal view fields © shutterstock
Club of Rome Banner © Club of Rome
Greek coast © Lynda Mansson
Swisscleantech logo © Swisscleantech

Danube © Carol Wuersch
Bee © shutterstock
Fishing Boat © shutterstock
Treefrog (Gracixalus waza) © Truong Quand Nguyen