Coastal Conservatory (Conservatoire du littoral)
The Conservatoire du littoral is a public administrative establishment of the State placed under the supervision of the Minister in charge of nature protection.
It is made up of central services (the land action department, the asset management department and the general secretariat), 10 shore delegations, a “Europe and International” delegation and a communications delegation. and patronage.
Its headquarters are located in Rochefort (Charente-Maritime).
Its staff (of the order of 180 agents in 2018), seconded or contractual civil servants, are spread over twenty sites in mainland France and overseas.
The Conservatoire du littoral is governed by two bodies: the Board of Directors composed mainly of national elected representatives and representatives of ministries, and the Shore Councils composed of elected departmental and regional representatives. It is therefore generally perceived as a body common to the State and local authorities, where the qualities and complementary roles of one and the other combine and reinforce each other.See more