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Belgium: Hoge Kempen: from coal mining landscape to oasis of biodiversity

Natura 2000 Case Study

15 November 2012

Once an industrialised landscape, the Hoge Kempen National Park in north-east Belgium has not only increased awareness of biodiversity in the local community, but brought financial rewards to the region.

The park’s sustainable tourism and creation of 400 new jobs are the result of an initial investment of €120 million in the project...


Source: Hoge Kempen: from coal mining landscape to oasis of biodiversity
Author: EU

Link: First National Park opened – Milestone for Belgium’s Countdown 2010
Link: Hoge Kempen National Park/ In May 2011 it was placed on UNESCO's Tentative List for consideration as a World Heritage Site
Link: The Hoge Kempen’ National Park, nature in all its glory!

Date: 2012-11-16

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