We proudly welcome the Province of Antwerp as one of our main sponsors of the IENE 2018 conference. The province of Antwerp is in Flanders (Belgium) a legal authority for the designation and development of ecological corridors. They implement this task by use of our ‘provincial landscape images biodiversity’. According to the province of Antwerp the sponsorship of the IENE conference is an open invitation to all partners to invest in (re) connecting habitats and an ambitious biodiversity policy.

"We have already taken several initiatives promoting the conservation, restoration and/or development of Green Infrastructure. Good examples are the integration of (ecological) connectivity within water retention areas and water course maintenance, habitat restoration for natterjack toad (Epidalea calamita) and bats and the creation of ecological networks together with municipalities, schools, farmers, forest owners and companies. In this projects we have increased the use of ecosystem services as an instrument to facilitate dialogue with stakeholders." For more information you can visit the webpages .