The Nature Centre, property of the Department of Charente-Maritime, is a domain situated in the heart of the île d'Oléron. In close proximity to Dolus-d'Oléron and Saint-Pierre-d'Oléron, the site boasts 130 hectares of woodland and old salt marshes previously listed as a protected natural area. Covering an area of approximately 10 hectares, the Nature Centre comprises two distinct structures: a teaching and learning discovery park and a wildlife rescue centre.
The Nature Centre participates actively in promoting public awareness and knowledge of nature in its various forms. Its remit includes environmental educational, the compiling of inventories, etc.
The Nature Centre is one of 14 Nature Centres of Charente-Maritime and is a member of the Oléron, Nature & Culture network created by the Community of Communes of the île d'Oléron.