When you want to know more about nature, you can turn to no greater name than the Fleming Ignace Schops. His credentials in the field are impressive. He is an internationally renowned expert on herpetology, biodiversity and landscape care. From 2014 to 2021, Ignace was president of EUROPARC Federation, the largest network for nature in Europe. He is also a fellow and full member of the EU chapter of the Club of Rome.
In 2018, Schops received the Goldman Environmental Prize, also known as the green Nobel Prize, for his role in establishing the Hoge Kempen National Park – Flanders’ first national park. The success of his work is based on the (Re)connection Model, which aims to (re)connect nature and society. In 2017, Ignace Schops was named as one of the 25 most influential Belgians in the world by Charlie Magazine.