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Steunpunt Levend Erfgoed, SLE

Steunpunkt Levend Erfgoed (SLE) is the Belgian rare breeds association. It was founded in 1993 as the "Vereniging voor het Behoud van Zeldzame Huisdierrassen". Since then it has been recognized by the Governmental as an official breeding organisation and entrusted with the organisation of the flock book for old Belgian sheep breeds. It is in the process of setting up a flock book for two old Belgian goat breeds and a herd book for an old Belgian cattle breed. In 2004, SLE opened its Living Heritage Park in the Provincial Domain Puyenbroeck in Wachtebeke near Ghent in cooperation with the Province of East-Flanders. Visitors can admire representative animals of all old breeds of farm animals and poultry. In 2006, SLE will hold its 10the Living Heritage Expo, for the 3rd year in a row in its Park. SLE ist the focal point as far as the conservation of the Belgian genetic patrimony is concerned.

Staf Van Den Bergh, Secretary
Rotselaarsebaan 45, B-3220 Holsbeek