Challenges and Research

Port-Cros National park was established to protect and present outstanding representative examples of natural landscapes and natural phenomena that occur in Mediterranean since 1963. 

The main challenges for the Port-Cros & Porquerolles  National Park are:

  •     to make the heart of Park an exceptional territory for its biological wealth, character, tranquility and its role as a long-term reference;
  •     to become a territory which presents a relevant, effective and structured offer, that of quality natural tourism and discovery available all year round the whole area;
  •     to become a welcoming land for sustainable and innovative agriculture, high local added value and which participates in the preservation of biodiversity and quality of the landscapes;
  •     to innovate for a territory which respects the possibilities of the living, water and natural environments and to pass these values on to future generations.


Port-Cros & Porquerolles National Park  act as long-term ecological research sites, serving as ecological benchmarks, for the study of natural environments and their components in a relatively undisturbed state.
Park based research is not only of value in assisting park management and interpretation, but contributes to the growing body of scientific knowledge concerning our natural world.
Scientific studies in parks are seen as increasingly important because they can help reveal changes occurring in ecosystems as a result of human intervention or nature. Over the last years, a range of studies have been carried out in
If you are interested in discovering  research in a national park, the on-line revue "Scientific reports of Port-Cros national park" can help you.