In the third week of January 2021, the hunting association of Limburg (Belgium) distributed almost 24,000 hedges plants and trees amongst hunters with the aim to improve local ecosystems and biodiversity.
The hunting association of Limburg covered a big majority of the costs associated with this campaign.
This campaign will provide food and shelter for both huntable and non huntable species on around 12 hectares of forest or 16 kilometres of hedges. Especially, partridges and pheasants but also many passerines, mustelids and even Common hamsters will benefit from these efforts.
The new EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 calls for more community-based actions led by citizens, businesses, or social partners to protect and restore Europe’s nature. This project demonstrates yet again that hunters are active on the ground and will be an essential player in implanting the strategy throughout Europe in the next 10 years.