Forêt & Naturalité

Your partner for activities and services related to naturalness, rewilding, the forest and its ecological management.

More deadwood in forests: A major issue for resilience and biodiversity

Discover NOW our new report on the role of dead wood in our forests !

Rewilding nature in Wallonia: What are the opportunities?

Discover now our dossier dedicated to rewilding and the opportunities that this concept offers in Wallonia.

Plea for a large wilderness area in Wallonia

With the future creation of the first National Park in Wallonia, this opinion article from Forêt & Naturalité in 2016 is all the more relevant!

Białowieża : the swan song?

Read our coverage of the threats to Europe’s last remaining primary forest here. A lesson for all Europe’s forests!

Advocacy for forests and wilderness

Our activities

Forêt & Naturalité, a non profit organisation, is committed to promoting and developing the concepts of naturalness and rewilding in forest management among professionals, institutions and the general public, as well as participating in the protection and active defence of areas with a high degree of naturalness in Belgium and throughout the world.

Conferences and film debates

We offer a series of lectures or film debates on issues related to forests, ecology and the wilderness.


Thematic visits are regularly organised, in Belgium or abroad, by the association or by our partners.

Training courses

We organise targeted training courses on the functioning of the forest, rewilding practices, the evaluation of naturalness criteria and the identification and understanding of ecological processes in natural forests.

Investigation files

We offer a range of opinion articles, written reports and video reportages on topics related to ecological forest management.


What place for the wolf in Wallonia?

What place for the wolf in Wallonia?

At the dawn of the return of the wolf to Wallonia, Forêt & Naturalité has formulated an opinion on the important issues at stake in order to successfully cohabitate with the various players in the area. The sustainable establishment of a wolf population certainly marks a new vision of the Walloon forest, wilder and freer.

Białowieża: Saving Europe’s last primary forest

Białowieża: Saving Europe’s last primary forest

Since 2016, Forêt & Naturalité has been committed to the defence of the “last primary forest in Europe”, the Polish forest Białowieża. Our team has often visited Poland to investigate the plans of the government and foresters that threaten the last lowland primary forest in Europe. In this report, we offer a detailed account of the facts and issues at stake. Beyond the economic stakes, we discover power and interest struggles, divergent ecological arguments, and unsuspected ideological reasons. A situation that in some respects has surprising similarities with the situation here in Wallonia…

Plea for a large integral reserve in Wallonia

Plea for a large integral reserve in Wallonia

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!

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