Biodiversity under High-Voltage Lines in Belgium

LIFE10 NAT/BE/000709
  • Start date: 19/05/2017
  • End date: 19/05/2017

For the 25 years of the LIFE Programme, and to celebrate then Natura 2000 Award received in 2016, the LIFE Elia-RTE team invites you for an event on May 19th in the heart of the Walloon forests.

A visit of the LIFE Elia-RTE achievements will be organised and indigenous plants will be planted. A watching tower will be unveiled in the presence of EU representatives, the Walloon Minister of Nature, the Director of the Walloon Forest Administration, representatives from Elia and others to be confirmed. We'll gather for a lunch right in the forest !

All details can be obtained by writing at Simon de Voghel : devoghel.simon@gmail.com.

 

 

The LIFE Elia-RTE project (2011-2017) is financed by the European Commission, the

Walloon Region, electricity Transmission System Operators respectively in Belgium and France : Elia and RTE.

The aim of the project is to create green corridors under overhead electrical lines in wooded areas in Belgium and France.

7 innovative actions are carried out in order to combine electrical safety and biodiversity by adapting vegetation management. Biological and economical indicators were monitored during the whole the project.

Communication tools (leaflets, video, good practice handbook…) were set up to raise awareness on the importance of nature conservation.

Networking with EU Member States was led to spread experiences throughout Europe.