In Wallonia, all the forests with a high degree of naturalness have disappeared, but we still have certain massifs with great potential for their redeployment. An essential first step would be to classify a large area as an integral reserve: a large integral forest reserve in the Walloon Region of 5000 hectares!
Forêt & Naturalité is a pioneer in the promotion of rewilding in Wallonia. This concept aims to increase the naturalness of ecosystems. In this dossier, Forêt & Naturalité looks at rewilding as a concept and as an applied approach, defines its interpretation and presents the opportunities, challenges and issues it represents in Wallonia and elsewhere.