– Providing high quality habitats for endemic birds and insects, helping them flourish.
– Offering refuge to two critically endangered native species that are present, but only scarcely, in the zone (Phyllanthus revaughanii and Lycium mascarenense), as well as two endangered native coastal species, Sesuvium ayresii and Atriplex aellenii, both of which are common on the site but that lack protection.
– Contributing to the protection and stability of the soil, and preventing erosion.
– Providing a carbon sink to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
– Improving the quality of water by filtering runoff water.
– Maintaining ecosystem services by incorporating buffers against the potential impact of climate change and rising sea levels.
– Offering recreational and educational spaces for all.
Environmental consultant Pierre Baissac recommended the development of a golf course to serve as a buffer zone, which could constitute a major asset: indeed, when merged, the management of the golf course and that of wetland could guarantee its optimal functioning.