The Thematic Report on Protected Areas in Belgium has been elaborated as a response to Decision VI/25 of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, and its related notifications 2002-046 and 2003-008.
The format of the thematic report on protected areas (or areas where special measures need to be taken to conserve biological diversity) is a series of questions designed to facilitate the consideration of the issue of protected areas at the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP-7, Malaysia, February 2004). The responses to these questions will also help to assess the overall status of implementation of the Convention.
The report has been elaborated following guidelines provided by the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity. It has been completed in July 2003.