Demo-Site 1

Pikhakendonk, Boortmeerbeek

Pondscape description

  • Landscape area
  • 0.1 kmĀ²
  • Number of Ponds
  • 12
  • Ponds included in the stratified sampling (WP2)
  • 0
  • Pond sizes (m2)
  • 100-150
  • Pond depth (m)
  • 0.5 to 1
  • Pond age (years)
  • 1- >50
  • Country
  • Belgium
  • Name of the Pondscape
  • Pikhakendonk
  • Name of neighboring large zone town
  • Boortmeerbeek
  • Bioclimatic zone
  • Atlantic
  • Land use
  • Grassland


NBS for mitigation/adaptation to CC that can potentially be highlighted as a best-practice at the European or CELAC scale

Pikhakendonk comprises a region with high nature values and is therefore designated as NATURA 2000 area. The landscape consist of wet grasslands, hegdes and forests. Pikhakendonk contains multiple small ponds, of which several have been recently created as part of a translocation project of Crested Newt (Triturus cristatus). A considerable number of old ponds is currently being restored through dredging and reprofiling pond shores to enhance habitat suitability for aquatic communities.


Reports from Natuurpunt (NGO)