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Caravane du Desman
4th June - 11th June
Caravane du Desman
The Pyrenean desman (Galemys pyrenaicus) is a small, nocturnal, semi-aquatic mammal related to moles and shrews. Also known as the trumpet rat, they have a long sensitive nose, which they stick into mud or crevices in search of prey. Once prolific in the region, it is now a threatened species; one of only two surviving descendants of the Desmanini tribe. Falling victim to habitat loss and destruction, it is almost extinct in the more southern areas of its range.
In a bid to halt and reverse the damage caused to this unique (and frankly adorable!) creature, a collaboration of local environment agencies and associations have come together to organise the Caravane du Desman. This mobile information and activity centre aims to raise awareness of not just the desmans, but of all the species within the waterways and lakes in the Massif Pyrénéen.
Travelling across the parc naturel régional des Pyrénées catalanes between the 4th and the 11th June, the caravane will host games, activites, guided walks, theme nights, shows and exhibitions in each of the towns in which it stops.
|4th June||Cerdagne||Marché, Puigcerda||9am – 1pm|
|Cerdagne||Bellver, Cerdanya||4pm onwards|
|5th June||Capcir||Place du village, Matemal||5.30 pm – 10m|
|6th June||Capcir||Place du village, Matemal||9am – 4pm|
|Capcir||Place du Castell, Les Angles||5.30pm – 10pm|
|7th June||Capcir-Conflent||Place du Village, Formiguères||10.30am – 3.30pm|
|Capcir-Conflent||Cinéma Le Lido, Prades||5.30pm – 10pm|
|8th June||Conflent||HQ parc naturel régional des Pyrénées catalanes, Olette||9am – 5pm|
|Conflent||Place du Génie, Villefranche de Conflent||6pm – 9pm|
|9th June||Cerdagne||Espace Vert (Halle des Sports) Bourg-Madame||9am – 5pm|
|Cerdagne||Place Saint Paul, Osseja||6pm – 10pm|
|10th June||Cerdagne||Place Saint Génis, Err||10.30am – 1pm|
|Cerdagne||Parking Salle François Ester, Saillagouse||2pm – 5pm|
|Cerdagne||Maison de la Vallé d’Eyne, Eyne||6pm – 10pm|