National Park Hoge Kempen - Belgium

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Site Name
National Park Hoge Kempen
Short name
LTSER NPHK
Country
Belgium
Site Manager
Site Description
The total NPHK is currently (since 2020) about 12,000 ha, but the eLTER site corresponds to the former perimeter of the NPHK and represents an urbanised protected area of about 60km2 (or 6,000ha) located in the Province of Limburg in the East of Belgium. The NPHK (inaugurated in 2006 and extended from 6000ha to its current 12000ha in 2020), located in a former coal mining area is surrounded by 10 municipalities with more than 200,000 inhabitants, equivalent to a population density of 450/km2 . The park covers a rich variety of habitats, including heathlands, deciduous forest, coniferous forest and fens and evidently the corresponding diversity of fauna and flora. Several research groups from universities and institutes are monitoring and measuring abiotic and biotic parameters throughout the different ecosystems. Research on ecosystem services are also playing a major role, including tourism and mobility.
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2022-04-21 01:04:59

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General Characteristics and Status
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
2006
Observed properties
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Geographic
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Size
5746.00ha
Elevation (average)
78.00msl
Elevation (min)
40.00msl
Elevation (max)
104.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
OBFSThe affiliation of this site with "OBFS" is not verified.
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER EuropeThis site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
LTER Belgium (LTER_EU_BE_11)This site is a verified "LTER Belgium" member.
ICOSThe affiliation of this site with "ICOS" is not verified.
AnaEEThe affiliation of this site with "AnaEE" is not verified.
LifewatchThe affiliation of this site with "Lifewatch" is not verified.
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