prohibitions and a “wildlife” control zone put in place

These are Ahetze, Anglet, Arbonne, Arcangues, Ascain, Bassussarry, Bayonne, Biarritz, Bidart, Biriatou, Boucau, Ciboure, Guéthary, Hendaye, Lahonce, Mouguerre, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Saint-Pée, Saint-Pierre-d’Irube, Sare, Urrugne, Ustaritz and Villefranque.

As a health precaution, “care centers have decided to no longer take care of weakened or injured seabirds (gannets, seagulls, etc.). The Hegalaldia center in Ustaritz does not accept any birds for a temporary period”. The prefecture specifies that “the population and users of the coast are invited to avoid all contact with weakened, injured, dead wild birds, including with their feathers or droppings”.

Depending on the epidemiological situation of the territory, the corpses reported will either be collected for laboratory analysis or collected for disposal by rendering.


Breeders must shelter their poultry, apply reinforced biosecurity measures, monitor and alert in the event of mortality or clinical signs suggestive of the virus. And if possible, protection of watering and feeding points against wild birds. Transporting and releasing live game birds is prohibited.

Gatherings of poultry (fairs, markets, exhibitions) are also prohibited. Individual owners of poultry must declare it and provide for confinement or netting.

Leave a Comment