The Goupil Connexion association was created in 1996 by veterinarian Marie-Pierre Puech and a group of collaborators in Languedoc, 40 kilometers north of Montpellier, southern France.
The mission of the association is to know, preserve, and promote local biodiversity in the territory of Les Garrigues, which includes “Les Causses” and “Les Cévennes.” These are two mountainous areas located in the southern part of the Central Massif in France, framed and protected as two natural areas.
The main objective is to facilitate encounters between nature and humans to acquire knowledge that enables action in favor of the environment. Understanding the fragility of these ecosystems is essential to jointly valorize our territory.
The work is based on a simple idea: “You have to discover to know, and you have to know to act.” For this purpose, the association collaborates with local communities, with a particular focus on children and young people, farmers, herders, and peasants, among others.