So what
about Quiétude?

These days, many of us venture out into the great outdoors for our leisure activities. There are also a number of long-standing professional activities that use the natural environment. In order to share the limited space and respect the needs of people and wildlife, these various uses need to be reconciled.

The Quiétude Attitude programme has been designed to make as many people as possible aware of the location of the designated “quiet areas”. It promotes a set of good habits to be adopted in the natural environment to maintain the peace and quiet necessary to wildlife survival.
Special resources have been created to help professionals in the tourism and leisure sectors share messages and raise awareness among the general public.

Vulnerable wildlife

In winter, food is scarce and less nourishing. Animals need to spend more time feeding although days are shorter and it is more difficult to get around in the sometimes thick blanket of snow. Most animals survive thanks to fat reserves built up during autumn. By the end of winter, a chamois can lose up to half its weight. Tto have a chance of surviving winter, animals therefore need to limit their energy expenditure as much as possible.

The stress and ensuing flight triggered every time the animal is disturbed means more energy is spent, which can compromise the survival of the most sensitive species.
Birds and animals are also particularly vulnerable in spring and early summer, while nesting and rearing their young. Repeated disturbances can compromise the feeding of the young and even see the nest abandoned.

All active
All responsible for Quiétude

The messages of the “Quiétude Attitude” programme are aimed at all visitors to the Park, including professionals, holidaymakers and local residents.
The goal is to make the location of sensitive areas known as widely as possible and to promote good practices to be adopted to maintain peace and quiet for wildlife.

Park visitors, residents and professionals?

Adopt the Quiétude Attitude! Locate the sensitive areas  and adopt good habits!

Professional stakeholders

The programme’s main partners are professionals in the tourism and leisure sectors: ski resorts, equipment rental companies, accommodation providers and eateries, mountain guides and sports associations. A toolkit has been created and adapted to help them inform and advise their clients.

Why not become a programme partner  too and spread the word your clients?
Simply fill in the partnership form to obtain access to a special online space from where you can download communication materials on the programme.

Species covered by the programme

All wildlife is covered by the Quiétude Attitude programme. However, the following species are known to be most vulnerable to disturbance:

Wood grouse

Peregrine falcon

Common raven

Eurasian eagle-owl