About IUCN in Belgium


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.

Our country is a State Member of IUCN, and also one of the founding members of the Union.

There are thirteen Members of IUCN in Belgium (including *government member agencies):

  1. ANB: Agentschap voor Natuur en Bos van het Vlaams Ministerie voor Leefmilieu, Natuur en Energie (Brussels, Belgium)*
  2. BELSPO : Belgian Science Policy Office (Brussels, Belgium)*
  3. IBGE: Bruxelles Environnement - Institut Bruxellois pour la Gestion de l’Environnement (Brussels, Belgium)*
  4. SPW-ARNE: Service Public de Wallonie Agriculture, Ressources naturelles et Environnement (Namur (Jambes), Belgium)*
  5. SPF: Service Public Fédéral Santé publique, Sécurité de la Chaîne Alimentaire et Environnement (Brussels, Belgium)*
  6. KMDA/ZOO Antwerp: Koninklijke Maatschappij voor Dierkunde van Antwerpen (Antwerp, Belgium)
  7. RLKM: Regionaal Landschap Kempen en Maasland (Genk, Belgium)
  8. ULG: Université de Liège (Liège, Belgium)
  9. WWF-Belgium: World Wide Fund for Nature - Belgium (Brussels, Belgium)
  10. RBINS: Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (Brussels, Belgium)
  11. ULB Cooperation (Brussels, Belgium)
  12. VITO: Flemish Institute for Technology Research (Mol, Belgium)
  13. INBO: Research Institute Nature and Forest (Brussels, Belgium)


In addition, Belgium also hosts four international members of IUCN:

CEPF: Conféderation Européenne des Propriétaires Forestiers (Brussels, Belgium)

EBCD: European Bureau for Conservation and Development  (Brussels, Belgium)

FACE: The European Federation of Associations fur Hunting and Conservation (Brussels, Belgium)

IAF: International Association for Falconry and Conservation of Birds of Prey (Brussels, Belgium)


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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.