Nature Mission: Understanding The Biodiversity Lottery In 5 Questions.
From Monday, October 23, 2023, Française des Jeux is launching a brand new scratch game called Mission Nature. This game, which operates on the same principle as the Loto du Patrimoine, will support 20 biodiversity conservation projects in France.
What does this biodiversity lottery consist of?
After the heritage lottery, created in 2018 to ensure the preservation of endangered monuments, the French National Lottery is launching a new game based on the same principle starting from October 23, 2023.
The scratch card game "Mission Nature" is a kind of biodiversity lottery as it aims to finance biodiversity restoration projects in France.
For each ticket sold at the price of €3, 43 cents are donated by the government to the Biodiversity Office. This organization hopes to collect a total of around €6 million.
2- How many projects have been selected?
After a call for projects launched in March 2023, 20 projects have been selected by the French Biodiversity Office (OFB).
Out of the 20 selected projects, 14 are considered "emblematic" due to their large scale and national impact, while 6 are "networking" projects with a local or regional impact.
The Mission Nature game will therefore directly support projects for the restoration and preservation of the environment in different regions of France. These projects have been chosen throughout mainland France and overseas territories, so that every French citizen feels involved.
3- What projects are supported?
On the same principle as the heritage lottery, 20 causes have been selected prior to the launch of the Mission Nature game.
These projects aim to restore endangered natural habitats or protect species threatened with extinction.
• Restoration of peat bogs in the Vosges in the Grand Est region.
• Rehabilitation of Hermann's tortoise populations at Cap Taillat in the PACA region.
• Reintroduction of bearded vultures in the mountainous areas of the Alps, Massif Central, and Pyrenees.
• Restoration of Posidonia seagrass meadows in Corsica and PACA.
• Restoration of heathland and reforestation in the Monts d'Arrée in Brittany.
• Restoration of wetlands at Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy.
• Protection of bats in the Siagne gorges in the PACA region.
• Preservation of the Lamentin mangrove in Martinique.
• Conservation of marine turtles in Carbet, Martinique.
• Creation of a biodiversity sanctuary in Vitry-sur-Seine in Île-de-France.
4- How to participate?
If you are committed to supporting these various environmental causes, all you need to do is buy one or more ticket(s) at a tobacco shop or on the website of the Française des Jeux.
The scratch game Mission Nature is sold for €3. For each ticket purchased, 43 cents are donated by the government to the French Biodiversity Office.
If the French people play along, each of the 20 initiatives in favor of wildlife and flora in France could receive a grant ranging from €50,000 to €800,000.
5- What are the benefits for the players?
Each Mission Nature ticket offers a 1 in 3.21 chance of winning a sum of money as it includes two classic scratch games and a bonus game.
This FDJ scratch game also offers an attractive maximum prize as players can win up to €30,000.
This substantial sum should encourage many French people to play and support ecological initiatives simply by purchasing a ticket for the benefit of birds, turtles, and, more generally, wild nature in French regions.
And what about you, will you try your luck? Thanks to this new game, supporting biodiversity projects has never been more fun.