Endangered species, the disappearance of plants, climate change, water and soil pollution… they are all subjects that have become a hot topic in the past few years. This high level of awareness has resulted in more initiatives concerning the preservation of fauna and flora. Landowners can also contribute to the protection and promotion of biodiversity.
The importance of biodiversity
The importance of biodiversity, the number and variety of living animals and plants, is often strongly underestimated. Nevertheless, it is an essential element for life on our earth. It's vital to our economy, tourism, healthcare and of course the climate. Habitats of animals and plants are threatened by various factors for example: urbanisation, pollution, infrastructure... It is normal for species to disappear over the years, but at the moment the speed of this process is unseen.
We are definitely noticing a deterioration of the environment. That is why the role of private landowners in nature conservation is becoming increasingly important and the ‘Wildlife Estate Label’ was introduced. This label acknowledges landowners for the exemplary management of their territory in terms of biodiversity conservation.