ACTIVITIES AND CAMPS
Natuur 2000 is an organization designed for young people between the ages of 12 and 25. The members organize a whole variety of activities involving nature and the environment. These activities include: excursions, nature study, actions concerning environmental conservation, slideshows and film evenings. Natuur 2000 also organizes study and workcamps during the short and long vacations. Through these nature camps, we encourage young people (from Belgium and abroad) to participate actively in nature study or to give a helping hand in the conservation of a nature reserve.The workyear is concluded with a congress in late December.
For more information on our activities and camps, go to Algemeen and Fort van Oelegem
With subdivisions and centers spread throughout Flanders, Natuur 2000 is suitably placed when it comes to intervening in regional as well as external environmental problems; some of the actions taken are as follows; measuring the level of acid rain, anti-oil-pollution actions at the coast, actions concerning disposable packaging, preventing the export of pesticides to the Third World, our work-group Tropical Rainforests,…
In order to strengthen the link between the members, Natuur 2000 publishes a publishes a newletter, containing articles dealing with nature and environment, as well as birdsightings, book reviews, travel accounts and all sorts of short news items.
Since 1984 Natuur 2000 has managed its own nature reserve- the Fort of Oelegem; located just outside of Antwerp. During the winter it serves as a hibernating ground for a great number of bats. Surrounding it lies a large nature reserve where interesting bird species have found sanctuary. In order to make the public more aware of the importance of preserving this natural site, an informative pathway was opened. Each year from June to September, Natuur 2000 also organises bat information evenings in the fort premises.
NATURE INFORMATION CENTER
In addition to all these activities, Natuur 2000 also possesses a great deal of information (much of it in English!) available to non-members. Books can be borrowed and are handy for use at school,in writing speeches and essays, etc.
BECOME A MEMBER
If you want to become a member of Natuur 2000, you might send us an e-mail message (firstname.lastname@example.org) and make a deposit of € 10.