Our investigation files

Forêt & Naturalité is involved in the public debate to offer a constructive vision of the various issues related to the forest with a better consideration of naturalness. We take a stand via opinion articles, written reports and video reportages on thematics to be disseminated as widely as possible.

The spruce bark beetle: Crisis or opportunity for a better forest?

The spruce bark beetle: Crisis or opportunity for a better forest?

Where the majority of foresters and the media see a danger to ecosystems, Forêt & Naturalité sees in the bark beetle crisis a unique opportunity for the regeneration of a more natural and wilder forest. Through the bark beetle crisis and the chain of reactions to it, Forêt & Naturalité analyses the ideological foundations and lobbies at work in Walloon and international forestry policy.

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…

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.