Second National Report of Belgium
to the Convention on Biological Diversity

Annex 8.2.: Forest and nature reserves in Flanders


Country:
Forest area (ha)
Forest cover (%)
Belgium (Flanders)2)
146.381/***
 10,8
Categories**):
National name
Strict forest reserve
Integraal bosreservaat
Strict nature reserve
Integraal natuurreservaat
Reference date V/IX/99 V/IX/99
No silvicultural intervention X X
Hunting, game management (X) (X)
Lifestock present (X)
Right of way (X) (X)
Safeguard at the borders (roads etc.) X X
Safeguard within the area (trails, rivers) (X) (X)
Visitors information (X)
Non destructive research
± Destructive research (X) (X)
Pesticide treatments allowed (X) (X)
Fire intervention (X) (X)
Other interventions*) (X) (X)
Use of genetic resources*) (X)
Legal protection*) 1 2
Ownership*) 1,2,3 1,2,3
Manager*) 1 2
Scientific coordination*) 4 4
Actual reserve area (ha) 12002) 50021)
Size range (ha) *) 4 - 100 3-201)
Percentage of total forest area 1% 0,5%

*) See annotations (Appendix 7)
**) E.g. Strict Forest Reserve, National Park, Biosphere Area and other national categories, Site of Special Scientific Interest
***) Total forest area in Belgium: 665.000 ha/22%
X = yes; (X) = in some cases; No = no; - = no answer/ no data

Forest Reserves Nature Reserves
Legal protection Forest Decree (1991) Decree on Nature Cons. (1997)
Ownership State, municipalities, private, ... State, municipalities, private organisations
Type of management Strict or Special Management Strict or Special Management
Management responsible Forest Administration Nature Cons. Administration
Scientific co-ordination Inst. for Forestry and Game Mgmt.  Inst. for Nature Conservation

  Forest reserves in Flanders:

NAAM Datum besluit Oppervlakte (HA) Houtvesterij provincie
ZONIENWOUD 14/03/95 117.22 GROENENDAAL BRABANT
MEERDAAL 14/03/95 143.19 LEUVEN BRABANT
HEVERLEE 14/03/95 47.13 LEUVEN BRABANT
PARIKE 14/03/95 9.33 GENT OOST-VLAND.
NEIGEMBOS 14/03/95 45.01 GENT OOST-VLAND.
JAGERSBORG 14/03/95 86.54 BREE LIMBOURG
GALGENBERG 14/03/95 29.82 HASSELT LIMBOURG
JONGENBOS 14/03/95 82.04 HASSELT LIMBOURG
DILSERBOS EN PLATTE LENDENBERG 14/03/95 58.16 HASSELT LIMBOURG
LANKLAARDERBOS 14/03/95 83.69 HASSELT LIMBOURG
KOLMONT 14/03/95 18.58 HASSELT LIMBOURG
PIJNVEN 14/03/95 36.93 HECHTEL LIMBOURG
IN DE BRAND 14/03/95 11.44 HECHTEL LIMBOURG
COOLHEM 14/03/95 78.64 ANTWERPEN ANTWERPEN
GROOTBROEK 14/03/95 136.41 BREE LIMBOURG
HALLERBOS 16/02/96 63.78 GROENENDAAL BRABANT
BOS TER RIJST 16/02/96 28.59 GROENENDAAL BRABANT
WIJNENDALEBOS 16/02/96 91.61 BRUGGE WEST-VLAND.
BEIAARDBOS 03/02/97 17.07 GENT OOST-VLAND.
KOEIMOOK 03/02/97 39.47 TURNHOUT ANTWERPEN
GASTHUISBOS 03/02/97 11.02 LEUVEN BRABANT
MELISBROEK - VIEVERSEL 03/02/97 34.86 HASSELT-HECHTEL LIMBOURG
OP DEN AENHOF 03/02/97 35.71 HECHTEL LIMBOURG
SEVENDONK 03/02/97 67.60 TURNHOUT ANTWERPEN
ZONIENWOUD2 27/08/99 7.89 GROENENDAAL BRABANT
MEERDAAL2 27/08/99 32.66 LEUVEN BRABANT
GASTHUISBOS LUBBEEK 27/08/99 7.40 LEUVEN BRABANT
GOORBOSSEN 27/08/99 47.17 TURNHOUT ANTWERPEN
MUIZENBOS 27/08/99 34.19 ANTWERPEN ANTWERPEN
DE HEIRNISSE 27/08/99 76.39 GENT OOST-VLAND.
Totaal 1579.54

Een vijfde reeks met vijf voorstellen voor een totale oppervlakte van 107ha is momenteel in behandeling :

  • Uitbreiding Grootbroek (Bree en Kinrooi) met 40,8641ha (totale oppervlakte wordt 177,2741ha en is daarmee het grootste bosreservaat in Vlaanderen);
  • Domeinbos Kraaienbos te Leut (Maasmechelen) : 1,1954ha
  • Domeinbos Overheide te Ravels (Weelde) : 29,5359ha
  • Gemeentebos "het Konenbos" te Voeren : 10,807ha
  • Privébos "Vrouwenbos" te Voeren : 24,8393ha

Forests in nature reserves: an overview (situation in 1999)

Provincie Oppervlakte (ha)
Antwerpen 2535
Limburg 2730
Vlaams-Brabant 964
Oost-Vlaanderen 619
West-Vlaanderen 214
Som 7062

 

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