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European Climate Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency
Project

LIFE+SCALLUVIA

Development a sub-area of Kruibeke-Bazel-Rupelmonde (89.97 ha) as a high-quality site, in a good state of conservation, that functions as a flood-defence and recreational area

LIFE+SCALLUVIA

The main objective of the LIFE+SCALLUVIA project was to develop a sub-area of Kruibeke-Bazel-Rupelmonde (89.97 ha) as a high-quality site, in a good state of conservation, that functions as a flood-defence and recreational area. The project aimed to restore a total of 79.64 ha of alluvial forests and 10.23 ha of small lakes through diverse measures. Such restoration will have a beneficial impact on species of European importance, including European bitterling (Rhodeus amarus), spined loach (Cobitis taenia), bluethroat (Luscinia svecica), common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis), little bittern (Ixobrychus minutus) and purple heron (Ardea purpurea). The project also planned to introduce a specially-tailored forest management plan for Kruibeke-Bazel-Rupelmonde; to regulate recreation through an accessibility plan; and to increase public support for these actions and involve local volunteers in participatory actions.