Office National de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage (ONCFS)

Role within the Life program: 
Responsible for surveillance  on Natura 2000 sites and outside.


As a public administrative and scientific institute the ONCFS delegation for the Alpes-Méditerranée-Corse region has five main functions which correspond to the government’s aims stated in its Grenelle de l’Environnement: territorial surveillance, policing of the environment and hunting, prevention of forest fires; studies and research related to wildlife and habitats; technical support and advice to government authorities, regional authorities, managers and planners; changes in hunting practices in line with sustainable development principles and developing environmentally-friendly rural area management practices; organising and delivering hunting licence exams.