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Title of the project

Quick Win Wijgmaalbroek – Leuven – Belgium

Description

Triple aim:
– Restauration of Alluvial forest (Alno-Padion) belonging to 91E0
– Erradication of invasive alien species Prunus serotina and Fallopia japonica
– Creation of breeding place for Triturus cristatus

Hunters roles:
– A helping hand in planting 91E0 trees
– Owner is a hunter

Results

We see a positive evolution of the habitat in direction of the desired 91E0

Location

Country Belgium
Level Local
Site BE2400014 Demervallei
Specific site coordinates BE2400014-2, 50.945882, 4.717255
Municipalities involved 3018 Leuven (Rotselaar)
Province(s) Vlaams-Brabant
Region WijgmaalbroekHaemelbroek

Starting date

2012

Habitat Types

Forest/Woodland,Wetland

Protection status of the areas

Natura 2000, Regional protected area

Species

Species Caracteristics Protected species, Invasive Alien species, Threatened species, Others: Habitats in danger in general for all types of species 91E0
Species Type Others: Amphibians
Name(s) of main species Great Crested Newt (Triturus cristatus), Salamandridae

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities)

Partners

Leading partners Landelijk Vlaanderen www.landelijkvlaanderen.be (Organization of Flemish Landowners)
Other partners Local bosgroepen Dijle Geteland and Noord Hageland Local wildbeheereenheid

Estimation of Human Resources needed

- Hunters: 24 hours- Total wok: approximately 200 hours

Publication(s)

de Landeigenaar in Vlaanderen n° 61 p.26-27, Marieke Smets, August 2013 (http://www.invexo.be/~/media/Files/Themas/Natuur/Natura%202000/20131101%20Quick%20Win%20Wijchmaal_lowres.pdf)de BosGroep 2014 n° 35

Weblinks

http://www.privaatbeheer.be/infoloket/instandhoudingsmaatregelen/projecten/