Natuurpunt is a Flemish NGO dedicated to nature conservation for more than half a century. We specialise in creating and managing nature reserves. We manage 26.000 ha of nature in Flanders at this moment. To do this we can count on several professional field teams and on many thousands of volunteers, who make out the very heart of our organisation. We organise courses, field trips, walks; we study nature and gather scientific information; we give nature a voice when talking to local and national politicians and other organisations. We have gathered a lot of experience in what we do. The government and even the European Commission see us as a reliable partner. They grant us subsidies and projects. 123.000 families are member of our organization and pay an annual contribution to support our work. Urgency Forests everywhere in the world are having a difficult time. Flanders is the less wooded region in Europe. Only 11% of our region is wooded. The existing woods are getting smaller and less biodiverse. That is a problem because woods can play an important part in tackling climate change. They capture carbon dioxide, produce oxygen, retain water and regulate temperature. That is why Natuurpunt has made the commitment to create 700 ha of woods in Flanders by 2024. That means 1.750.000 trees! Half of it will be planted, the other half will be natural regeneration. LONG TERM PROTECTION
Natuurpunt owns this land, So we can ensure that this will stay a forest. Our local volunteers check it regularly and monitor the growth. Start planting.