Wetlands (lakes, rivers, lagoons, marshes…) are one of the world's most important ecosystems, essential for protecting our climate, wildlife and the fragile balance of our environment. However, they are rapidly disappearing - 3 times faster than forests - with approximately 35% lost between 1970 and 2015, according to Global Wetland Outlook.
A vital part of our natural environment, the world’s wetlands directly or indirectly provide almost all of the world’s consumption of freshwater. More than one billion people depend on them for a livelihood and 40% of the world’s species live and breed in wetlands. They are a vital source for food, raw materials, genetic resources for medicines, and hydropower.
Helping the wetlands to perform these essential natural functions means helping the Earth maintain its environment, which is frequently under attack.
There are lots of small everyday changes we can make to help protect the world's wetlands.
To protect the richness of our lands, we:
-Source sustainably from local communities
L’OCCITANE uses natural ingredients in its products: it’s an absolute priority for us to source those ingredients in the right way, and to not damage the biodiversity of our lands.
Disappeared from Provence in the 1960s.
We are committed to source from a local producer. We are a member of the Almond Reintroduction Plan (association France Amande). We work with our producer to use greener practices, to plant other species with the trees.
In danger in Provence because of a disease and climate changes.
We are committed to source AOP Lavender from local cooperatives. We are a member of Lavender Protection Plan (association). We work with producers to develop greener practices, to plant other species in the field.
It was a wild plant- when we started to use a lot of them, we were afraid that the wild picking get too intensive and hurt the Corsican lands.
We worked with producers to plant organic immortelle field. We are committed to source Corsican immortelle flowers from our producers. We work with producers to use greener practices.
It is a natural spring water in a very pure and preserved environment, with many specific plant and animal species around.
We worked with the collectivity and with scientists to define how to source this water without hurting and preserving the biodiversity around.
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