BioLit’s challenge is to protect the littoral which maintains the delicate balance between ocean and land. Its protection is vital. This national science programme was created in 2010 in partnership with the French Natural History Museum. It gets citizens involved by asking them to make observations and report what they have seen to researchers through a web site so that we can protect our coastline. By getting citizens and local people involved, the project strengthens local awareness-raising on maritime territories.

In 17-18, 18-19 and 19-20, we supported Planète Mer’s regional project in the Saint-Malo/Brittany coastal area. It aims both to help local people and stakeholders to take responsibility for and protect their coastlines, and to get as many citizens as possible involved in the BioLit programme.

We are also considering the role that Pierre & Vacances residences can play in getting citizens to participate.

Funding: €20,000 in 2017-2018 / €34,000 in 2018-2019 / €25,000 in 2019-2020

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Saint-Malo, FranceSupported in: 2017 / 2018 / 2019

Some key figures

More than 20,000

living organisms observed as part of the BioLit programme


6 500



liaison organisations along the coast


I find it really interesting to observe modern-day species as I’ve always been fascinated by mineralogy and fossils. I love it even more here because we’ve got such diverse marine wildlife and plant life. What I like most about BioLit is its mindset and the fact people of all ages are getting interested in the issue.

A Breton passionate about his littoral

It’s like the air – if we didn’t have any, we would struggle to survive. I feel like I’m being useful by taking part in BioLit, as I’m helping researchers to see which species are coming, going, taking over and so on.

11 years old, passionate by marine life

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