News archive 2016

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26 September 2016: revelation first stone Ecoduct Groenendaal

The symbolical stone of Ecoduct Groenendaal was revealed today under great interest by EU Commissioner Karmenu Vella, former president of the Europea Council Herman Van Rompuy, Flemish minister Ben Weyts and Marleen Evenepoel, Administrator-General of the ANB in name of Flemish minister Joke Schauvliege. The construction works for the future ecoduct continued during the ceremony: some of the 122 reinforced foundation poles with 1 meter diameter were made today.

More information can be found in the press release.

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Natura 2000 Award

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8 April 2016 : Sonian Forest finalist for Natura 2000 Award

For the third consecutive year, the Sonian Forest is finalist in the prestigious Natura 2000 contest. This is not only a recognition of the commitment of the three forester administrators (ANB , BIM and DNF) but stresses also the commitment of all the volunteers and other stakeholders.

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Foto Ecoduct Groenendaal

21 March 2016 : Construction of green bridge Groenendaal has started

The preparations for the construction of ‘Ecoduct Groenendaal’ have started! Before the Easter holidays, the contractor removes the tree stumps of the construction site. After the holidays, the carrying capacity of the soil is tested and we will start with the (temporary) modification of the Brussels ringroad.

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Foto Schotse Hooglanders

© Dirk Raes

19 February 2016 : Sonian Forest grows even wilder

The Sonian Forest recently became part of the European ‘Rewilding Network’. The network is spread across 18 European countries and gathers 42 areas where nature is allowed to take its course. Rewilding Europe strives for more natural and wild animals in Europe which is not only positive for biodiversity but also for nature. Read more on the ‘Rewilding’ website.