Land of encounters

Portrait of an enthusiast

Charles DUTERTE, Animator – naturalist coordinator for ALEPE

Association Lozérienne pour l’Etude et la Protection de l’Environnement

Meet Charles

Date and place of birth:

Born on 13/04/1993 in Saint-Étienne.

Why did you become interested in wilderness?

The appeal of nature has always been a given for me. As I grew up, I became passionate about the naturalist cause and this has continued to this day.
The years bring experience but the source of learning is inexhaustible in this field.
If at first aquatic environments and birds are my favorite subjects, I now broaden more widely the topics on which I enjoy raising awareness!

Did you have to follow a training course?

After completing a STAV high school diploma in an agricultural high school with a land use planning option, I continued with a BTS (technical diploma) in Nature Management and Protection.
Following my schooling I completed a BP JEPS (vocational diploma) in leisure fishing to specialize in this field, which will later lead me to Lozère.

Why did you come to Lozere?

My installation in Lozere is explained by my first real professional experience in my field of expertise.
This is not a coincidence since when I was younger, I spent one week a year, in spring, in the Cevennes. No doubt, these stays are among my best vacation memories.
It is in 2015, that I rediscovered Lozere and the diversity of landscapes of the “Lozerian clover”. It is this feature that also delights nature lovers.

What attracts you and what you like in Lozere?

By adoption chauvinism I will tend to say Mont-Lozere, the highest point of Lozere. It is also the starting point of the Tarn and not far from there, the Lot.
This massif also offers magnificent panoramas and a rich biodiversity.

Do you have any plans for your structure?

The animation projects come from various backgrounds. During the summer season several animations for the general public will be carried out.
Visit our website or our Facebook page to keep up with the news.

For me Lozere

This is the diversity of the landscapes of the “Lozerian clover“.
It is this characteristic that also delights nature lovers.

Charles Duterte

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