News Belgium

From dogfight to protected birds’ estuary

Tue, 19/03/2013 - 19:21

After years of political dogfight there finally seems to be hope for the Western Scheldt estuary in the Netherlands, a partly enclosed coastal body of brackish water with multiple streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea.

Europe and Central Asia

Restoration of an important biodiversity area: La Montagne Saint-Pierre (Belgium)

Sun, 05/08/2012 - 15:06

Located at the bank of the River Meuse, at the frontier between Belgium and Holland, La Montagne-Saint-Pierre has provided the mining industry with raw materials for many years. The site nowadays testifies to the evolution of nature and landscapes subjected to intensive human influence. Over the centuries, extraordinary fauna and flora have developed here, thanks to the calcareous soils.

Europe and Central Asia

Grid operators and environmental organisations team up to promote sustainable modernisation of electricity grids

Tue, 22/11/2011 - 10:39

Nineteen grid operators and environmental NGOs signed the European Grid Declaration on Electricity Network Development and Nature Conservation in Europe on 10 November 2011 in Brussels, in an open signatory process.

Europe and Central Asia

Natuurpunt: 15 years educating people to love nature

Mon, 17/05/2010 - 06:02

This year “Natuurpunt Educatie”, the education branch of Natuurpunt (BirdLife in Belgium), celebrates its 15th anniversary. The tradition of environmental education in Belgium is much older, however; the institution dealing with these issues which was to merge with Natuurpunt in 2001 was already operating in 1935.

Europe and Central Asia