LIFE 3n-bullfrog is a collaboration between the PXL University, Research Institute Nature and Forest, The Institute for Nature and Forestry of the Flemish Government and Natuurpunt vzw.
The PXL University of Applied Sciences is a young and dynamic organization; a center of expertise for innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. The university of applied sciences offers professional bachelor's degree programs in a wide range of sectors, as well as offering both bachelor's and master's degree programs in art. PXL research has seven centers of expertise, of which three cells participate in major projects. The Bio-Research department mainly focuses on applied research in biodiversity and public green areas, but also on research of invasive exotics, especially methods for population control. The Bio-Research research group of the PXL University has been working on the American bullfrog for years and is considered one of the most important centers of knowledge on the species. This is where the development of the method to breed triploid sterile bullfrogs originated.
Research Institute Nature and Forest (INBO)
The Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) is the independent research institute of the Flemish government that underpins and evaluates biodiversity policy and management by means of applied scientific research, data and knowledge sharing. INBO wants to be the point of contact in Flanders to provide evidence-based support for nature policy and its implementation. It describes the state and trends of biodiversity and ecosystem services, investigates causes of change and develops directly applicable instruments. It develops future studies that underpin nature policy in the longer term. We always do this in dialogue with partners from society, science, policy and management.
Institute for Nature and Forestry
The agency is responsible for policy, sustainable management and strengthening nature together with all partners. Nature and Forest of the Flemish government cherishes, protects and develops more than 90,000 hectares of nature reserves, forests and parks in Flanders. The Agency for Nature and Forestry strives for more and better nature in Flanders and wants to place nature at the heart of society.
Natuurpunt is an independent volunteering association with more than 123,333 members. It protects vulnerable and endangered nature in Flanders. Natuurpunt manages more than 25,000 hectares of Flemish nature in 500 different nature reserves. The volunteers take the initiative: they take care of purchasing, management and opening up of nature reserves. They are assisted by professional teams. With a strong network of hiking trails, viewing huts, benches, play forests and visitor centers, we give everyone the opportunity to enjoy nature.
Would you like to know more about the project, or do you have specific questions, feel free to contact one or more of the associated partner organisations:
- Timon Smeets (Timon.Smeets@pxl.be )
- Alain De Vocht (alain.DeVocht@pxl.be)
- Sarah Descamps (email@example.com)
Nature and Forestry:
- Manu Büscher (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Rein Brys (email@example.com)
Province of Antwerp:
- Mieke Hoogewijs (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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