Bertrand Monthuir. Photo credit : Bertrand Monthuir
Bertrand Monthuir is a nature lover and passionate about forest ecosystems, he owns the family private forest estate of 1250ha, the Domaine du Bois Landry in Eure-et-Loir department in France.
At the age of 16, he took his hunting licence without conviction, it was only 16 years later that he discovered an interest in “cynegetic”. Indeed, a meeting with a forester-hunter was enough to convince him of the relevance of hunting as a forestry management tool. It is at the heart of the management measures implemented at Bois Landry since early 2000s, which have enabled this forest to experience a sort of revival.
Three main actions for forest ecosystems conservation are carried out: 1) use of Indicators of Ecological Change (ICE) for the integrated management of the roe deer species (key species of the estate) to respect hunting-balance, allowing natural forest regeneration; 2) various fauna monitoring (avifauna, chiroptera, herpetofauna) to ensure ecosystem health and biodiversity conservation on the estate; 3) communication of the relevance of all actions carried out on the estate (green tourism with treehouses).
If you want to know more about Bertrand Monthuir and its territory, watch the interview below