The « Orchis militaris mission » comic book, available in English !



The « Orchis militaris mission » comic book available in English !


Published in 2015, this  comic is the result of a partnership established between the Emile Cohl school, an art school in Lyon, CEN Rhône-Alpes and French Ministry of Defence.


To realize this comic book, four students of the Emile Cohl school met military and naturalists who work together to conciliate biodiversity conservation and military operational training. The comic reflects their tour… a eight-handed work to discover the natural heritage on military camps.


The comic book was translated and published in English on May 2016.


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Call for contribution - International conference

The French Ministry of Defense and the Conservatoire d’espaces naturels Rhônes-Alpes (a NGO specialized on biodiversity management) organize an international nature conference “Conciliate operational training with preservation of biodiversity on military camps”.

It will be held from 28 to 30th of June 2016, at Nîmes (South of France). The conference is organized in the frame of the Life Project Nature Defense 2 Mil.

The first day is a plenary session devoted to national and international issues. The day will close with a Nîmes city tour.

The visit of military activities and actions of biodiversity restoration will be held the second day at the Garrigues Camp.

Exchanges based on the lessons of experience of militaries or NGOs will take place the day 3.

If you would like to make a presentation or to present a poster, your are kindly requested to register for the event. Here is the link to register on line -

Presentations will be selected at the end of January 2016.

The 1rst of July, conference participants have the opportunity to join a land tour group to discover wonderful sites (roman empire, UNESCO Sites…). This optional visit is covered by participants

International seminary : mission accomplished !

The French Ministry of Defence and the Conservatoire d'espaces naturels Rhône-Alpes organized from 28th to 30th of June an international conference "Reconcile operational training with biodiversity preservation on military camps". 16 foreign delegations were present. The participants compared their practices and shared knowledge on many specific issues. They came back very happy, with a lot of concrete ideas to reconcile biodiversity preservation and operational training. Here you have some information about these 3 days.

28th of June : " Biodiversity preservation on military camps : French expertise presented to 16 foreign delegations"

29th of June :"16 foreign delegations discovering the Garrigues camp, zone of training  with high environmental value"

30th of June : " Biodiversity preservation on military camps : expertise exchanges at an international scale !"