Natura 2000 sites
There are four Natura 2000 sites in the Roya Valley: 2293m high Mont Chajol and its tufts of mountain pine, the Breil-sur-Roya bat site, the limestone range in the Marguareis-La Brigue-Fonton-Saorge area and the La Bendola site in Saorge home to 16 natural protected habitats (dry grassland, wild orchids etc.). So, why are these sites listed? To protect the species or habitats that represent European biodiversity and take the challenges of biodiversity in human activities into account. The future depends on finding a compromise between protecting nature and human activities!