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The Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) is the Flemish research and knowledge centre for nature and its sustainable management and use. INBO conducts research and supplies knowledge to all those who prepare or make the policies or are interested in them.
As a leading scientific institute, INBO works for the Flemish government primarily, but also supplies information for international reporting and deals with questions from local authorities. In addition, INBO supports organisations for nature management, forestry, agriculture, hunting and fisheries. INBO is a member of national and European research networks. It makes its findings available to the general public.
INBO employs some 250 staff, mainly researchers and technicians. Besides its Brussels head office, INBO has branches in Geraardsbergen, Groenendaal and Linkebeek.
Who wants to know more about our strategy, mission and vision, can read more in the document Strategic Planning 2009-2015.