Environmental policy, including biodiversity policy is a regional competence in Belgium and therefore the regional governments play a major role in the conservation of species and habitats.
Belgium has developed a National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) in line with European and international commitments. Environmental policy, including biodiversity policy is a regional competence in Belgium and therefore the regional governments play a major role in the conservation of species and habitats. The NBSAP will be updated in the light of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, and European Biodiversity Strategy to 2030.
There are currently 19 members of IUCN in Belgium (*including 4 international members)
International Belgian members of IUCN:
- Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF),
- European Bureau for Conservation and Development (EBCD),
- European Federation of Associations for Hunting and Conservation (FACE),
- International Association for Falconry and Conservation of Birds of Prey (IAF).
Interested in becoming an IUCN member? Find more information in the Members page on the Union website. For any assistance with your membership application contact Divija Jata at the Belgian National Focal Point.
Belgium also hosts the EU Regional Office in Brussels, providing regional and global services to the organisation. Based in Brussels, the Office provides vital linkages for IUCN (its members, National Committees, scientific Commissions and the global Secretariat) to key EU institutions and other public and private actors with regional headquarters in Brussels.