The Antwerp port has several nature reserves, including many areas that were recently created in the context of compensation or conservation objectives for the area. Several additional installations are planned. INBO monitors the progress of nature in those places. The focus is on European protected species and habitats. These are especially breeding birds of the Annex I of the Birds Directive but also overwintering birds, natterjack toads, bats, fen orchid and brackish vegetation. In addition, the quality and availability of habitats is monitored.