Collision, ecological disaster, inappropriate collection… In France, human activity has a major impact on the country’s biodiversity. Every year in Nantes, more than 2,500 wild animals have to be rescued by the Centre Vétérinaire de la Faune Sauvage et des Écosystèmes.
There are around a hundred care centres like this one in France, which also provide an essential service for biodiversity. When an injured animal arrives, it is immediately taken into care so that it can be treated and released back into its natural environment whenever possible.
Laetitia Jochaud, who has been a carer at the CVFSE for 6 years, works all year round on many of the species that arrive at the centre. From caring for these injured animals to rehabilitating them in the forest, the mission of a CVFSE animal keeper is to repair human errors in nature without abandoning it.
Text and pictures : Quentin Hulo