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.


In the press…

(FR) Article dans la revue “Carnets des Espaces Naturels” d’Ardenne & Gaume.

(FR) Carte blanche dans Le Soir (juin 2021).

(FR) Article dans la revue Natagora (novembre-décembre 2021).

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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…