The Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality wants to ensure good prospects for the Dutch farming, horticulture and fishing sectors, which are renowned worldwide for producing good-quality food that is safe and affordable. The Ministry is working with all stakeholders to restore and maintain natural areas. It aims to consolidate the agriculture sector’s leading international position, strengthen the link between nature and agriculture, and improve farmers’ economic situation.

The province of Antwerp is in Flanders (Belgium) the legal authority for the designation and development of ecological corridors. We implement this task by use of our ‘provincial landscape images biodiversity’.

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 our webpages.

Our sponsorship of the IENE conference is an open invitation to all partners to invest in (re) connecting habitats and an ambitious biodiversity policy.


Bureau Waardenburg: independent research, advice and design in the field of ecology, nature and landscape since 1979. Sustainable and practical for people and wildlife. More than 110 employees annually perform over 600 projects in the Netherlands and abroad. Our portfolio is diverse, comprising major Dutch, foreign based and international enterprises, middle market companies, non profit organizations and government institutions.


IENE 2018

11-14 September 2018

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Contact conference IENE 2018:

Crossing borders for a greener and sustainable transport infrastructure

"Welcome to the website of the IENE 2018 conference. Here you will find all the information needed to register, prepare and participate at the conference. This website will be updated bit by bit so please come back regularly! The Organisation Committee is honored to be your host and we are looking forward to meet you in The Netherlands!"