The book entitled “Le Var et sa flore, Plantes rares ou protégées”, includes a general introduction on the history of botany in the Var, and the geography, geology, climate and vegetation of the department. Secondly, it gives detailed information on each of the 400 rare or protected species (description, global and French distribution, distribution in the Var, ecology, evolution and threats). Each information sheet notes ecological, physical and geographical characteristics.
The main goals are to:
- introduce the public to the Var’s exceptional floristic heritage, one of the richest in France
- improve the quality of impact studies carried out prior to major development work
- provide a working tool for officials in charge of policing nature, as well as for the managers of protected areas
- provide future generations with an overview of the current state of flora
Association pour l’inventaire de la flore duVar (INFLOVAR)