The land of the Foundation Pierre Vérots is not only a conservatory that protects Dombes landscapes with their associated species but also a priviledged place for long-term scientific research that can be used as an observatory by Dombes land managers.
No database has yet been established to permit a precise inventory of species living on the Foundation domain. Concerning Vertebrates, lists made up by various specialists workin on the Foundation domain can be easily accessed ; however the situation is more difficult for invertebrates since the lists evolve after each visit. It is planned to computerise the data acquired to permit an up-to-date listing of animal and plant species recorded.
Beyond making up lists, it is the concentration on the same territory of several species (common or not) that give its value to the Foundation territory.
A compilation of available data has nevertheless been done, allowing to establish a number of observed species per taxon: