Reintroducing the great hamsters of Alsace into their natural environment
24 July 2020 - All-round performance - France
VINCI Autoroutes has committed itself to preserving the great hamsters of Alsace, a protected species, as part of the compensatory measures associated with the construction of the A355 motorway that will bypass Strasbourg, in particular through a breeding programme and their reintroduction into their natural habitat.
On 10 June, 180 rodents raised by the Jungholtz wildlife protection association were thus released in areas where the species is likely to flourish (60 animals in Altorf and 120 in Oberschaeffolsheim). In total, 1,200 animals are due to be released between 2017 and 2023, in order to build up the existing populations.