Overseas Territories

Not allowing any humans on our Flandrensian motherland, caused the Government to establish the Flandrensian Overseas Territories, allowing citizens to get their garden recognized as a Flandrensian Ecological County, Province, Crown Dependency or Colony.

Do you respect the Flandrensian ecological pillars, want to transform your property into a nature reserve and represent Flandrensis? Submit your application to the Grand Ducal Cabinet and plant your flag!

There is no minimum requirement for the size of the territory, but the sanctuary must have an insect friendly environment and carry out composting. Every year 5 ecological events or actions must take place and be published on social media. All Flandrensians can request recognition by explaining the mission of the project and how one intends to respect the ecological pillars.

Ecological County of Ca’ Pallai (Italy)

This Flandrensian Ecological County was founded in 2022 at Ca’ Pallai (Ospitale di Fanano, MO – Italy). It is composed of an off-grid two-story building, a small vegetable garden and a little wood.
The aim of Ca’ Pallai is to create a piece of land where it’s possible to live in close and respectful contact with mother nature, organize events to promote ecological ways of living and the Grand Duchy of Flandrensis’ mission.
The Flandrensian Estense Consulate started a reforestation project there in 2021 and more than 100 autochthonous wild fruit trees have been planted so far. They’ve chosen indigenous wild trees to support local flora, due to the fact that they can resist better without any kind of treatment or pesticides. Fruit trees were chosen to give local food both to humans and wild animals living around the Flandrensian County.
Only the essential parts of this property are mowed, other areas are left untouched to help pollinators and to create healthier soil. They try to build everything there with recycled materials: a sink, a composter and even a pedal washing machine, a solar oven as well as a solar water heater for the summer.

Ecological Province of Pumakawa (Argentina)

This Flandrensian Ecological Province is located at Villa Rumipal (Córdoba – Argentina) and is part of the Civil Association Pumakawa Nature Reserve. Supporting the ecological pillars of Flandrensis, the sanctuary requested to get recognized as an Overseas Territory of Flandrensis.
Pumakawa is composed of two properties: one of 2 hectares for the seed bank and rehabilitation of the animals and another one of 25 hectares without access to the public for the release of rehabilitated specimens and research.

The aim of Pumakawa is to focus on wildlife rehabilitation, with special emphasis on pumas, and environmental care for 25 years. Some of the actions are: rehabilitation and rescue of wild animals, seed bank and production of native plants and trees, reforestation of native forests affected by fires, support national campaigns in Argentina to ban sport hunting of wild animals and prohibiting the import and export of hunting trophies in Argentina (campaign entitled “Blood Trophies”), waste classification and composting, promoting the use of clean and renewable energies and organizing educational campaigns for the general public and schools on environmental issues.

Ecological Crown Dependency of Prinsenhof (Belgium)

The Ecological Crown Dependency of Prinsenhof was founded in 2023 and is located in the Belgian village Sint-Juliaan. The sanctuary surrounded the Flandrensian Embassy in Belgium, the building is apart from the Crown Dependency.
This sanctuary contains 2 pieces of land with insect friendly flowers (20m²) and insect hotels, one piece with wild grass and flowers that is rarely mowed (15m²) and a vegetable garden (16m²) with compost and chickens. The Sanctuary also collects rainwater. The inhabitants are organising clean-up actions in the neighbourhood and they hope to transform this little piece of land into their own nature reserve.

Ecological County of New Eastern Bracbantum (Kazakhstan)

The Ecological County of New Eastern Bracbantum was founded in 2023 at the West Kazakhstan Steppe. The area is a hot steppe and semi-desert. But the aim of the sanctuary is to change their garden into a green oasis. More than 50 trees were planted like pines, oaks,, maples, birches, firs, junipers, cedar pines, ashberry, linden trees, liriodendron, etc. to purifying the air. The sanctuary also promote and support local villagers to plant trees and transform the neighborhood into a green area. The sanctuary has many bees and other insects on the flowers, and swallows have been living there for several years. In the garden, they abandoned the use of chemicals, everything grows naturally, weeds and fallen leaves go to compost.

Ecological County of Verde Baffo (Italy)

The Ecological County of Verde Baffo was founded in 2023 at Bologna (Italy) and is a 20 square meter garden. Verde Baffo is also called “the green mustache” and the sanctuary wants to approach ecology, energy saving, and achieve food self-sufficiency through the self-production of vegetables and fruit. In respect with the Ecological Pillars of Flandrensis, the owners will start in 2024 with the total reconstruction and reorganization of the spaces, planting trees and aromatic plants and lay out the lawn. The garden will have the function of giving us fresh vegetables and will be irrigated with collected rainwater and compost produced by collecting the food waste. There is also a colony of native snails and a family of frogs who live among the vegetation in the garden in summer.