Natuurpunt

Region

Europe

Country

Belgium

Flyway

East Atlantic flyway

Initiative

WLI Europe

About

Natuurpunt is a 17000 ha nature reserve in Flanders. 84000 families are members and the reserve is supported by thousands of volunteers.

Funding support: Natuurpunt is subsidised by the Flemish government and by several local authorities. In addition there is the membership fee and sponsorship.

Overall aims of the centre

Natuurpunt aims for more natural areas, for a better quality of the natural environment, for opportunities for everyone to enjoy nature and for better policies to protect the natural environment.

Description of the centre

Natuurpunt is a 17000 ha nature reserve in Flanders. 84000 families are members and the reserve is supported by thousands of volunteers.

Work Areas

Main CEPA work areas

Creating nature trails, building hides and boardwalks, providing site information, guidebook hiking and biking, organising nature happenings, guided walks, education activities for schools; nature store with lots of books, nestboxes and education material.

Top three successes

Creating a strong volunteer organisation; land acquisition as a policy to protect nature – the biggest single land acquisition to date was 600 ha; growing membership by 9% a year.

Expertise

Interpretation techniques

Creating signage / site information; producing written materials; developing nature trails.

Contact

Natuurpunt Beheer,

Coxiestraat 11,

2800 Mechelen,

Belgium

info@natuurpunt.be

003215297220

www.natuurpunt.be

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