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In recent decades, there have been distribution shifts of several cetacean species in the North Sea. Harbour porpoises almost disappeared from the North Sea in the 1950s, but have made a spectacular comeback. Also on the rise is..


Continue reading 04 October 2018   2 wkn oud

The Romanian hamster is very rare. The species occurs only in Romania, but you hardly ever will see it even there. Yet nature photographer and filmmaker Rollin Verlinde managed to capture it on film. These are possibly the first..


Continue reading 28 September 2018   3 wkn oud

The first island of the new Marker Wadden is now open to the public. Visitors will be able to see for themselves how abundant nature has already become in this newest part of the Netherlands...


Continue reading 13 September 2018   1 maand oud

In conventional farming most attention goes out to quality of planting material, soil quality, fertilisation, weed control and similar aspects. Surprisingly little attention is being paid to the importance of ecosystem services..


Continue reading 08 September 2018   1 maand oud

This year four bison calves have been born in Kraansvlak, a coastal dune area that is part of Zuid-Kennemerland National Park. Including the newborns, the herd counts 26 bison. The past ten years in total 33 calves have been born..


Continue reading 05 August 2018   2 mnd oud

A seagrass species from the Red Sea is outcompeting the native seagrass species in the Caribbean, where the green sea turtle lives. These iconic turtles are seeing their grazing areas decline, because they have little interest in..


Continue reading 30 July 2018   2 mnd oud

As Arctic temperatures continue to rise, barnacle geese are increasingly at risk of arriving in their breeding areas too late. The good news is that they can speed up their 3,000 kilometre migration to the Arctic, by making fewer..


Continue reading 19 July 2018   3 mnd oud

Our ecological knowledge used to end where the soil begins. That's slowly changing, but there are still some soil creatures we know very little about. Protists, for example. These tiny, mostly unicellular organisms are on their..


Continue reading 03 July 2018   3 mnd oud

Many fish species swim in schools and birds fly in flocks. Such collective behaviour must arise from the interactions between the animals. How it works was largely unclear. Wageningen-researchers now provide insight into the..


Continue reading 20 June 2018   4 mnd oud

Scientists can predict which storks will migrate to Africa in autumn and which will remain in Europe...


Continue reading 12 June 2018   4 mnd oud

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